Gluten-Free Granola

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Flavorful, crunchy gluten-free granola is so easy to prepare, granola is a family staple, it is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, high in fiber and very nutritious. Cranberry orange granola made with fresh orange juice, plump dried cranberries, cardamom baked until crisp. 

Gluten-Free Granola

Flavorful, crunchy gluten-free granola is so easy to prepare. Granola is a family staple, that is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, oil-free, high in fiber, and very nutritious. This cranberry orange granola is made with fresh orange juice, plump dried cranberries, and zesty cardamom, baked until crisp. 

This homemade granola recipe is perfect for a hearty breakfast, or a satisfying snack. You can also take some with you on your next camping trip for an easy to carry snack. Homemade granola makes the perfect holiday gift as well, place in an airtight container, add a label, and ribbons. Other recipes that are great for gift giving are Homemade Shawarma Seasoning, Easy Granola Recipe, Gluten-Free Vegan Cookie In A Jar, and Whipped Body Butter

Oil-Free gluten-free granola bowl with banana slices

Gluten-Free Granola

When you first start a gluten-free lifestyle, you don't have to give up eating granola. Instead of purchasing store-bought, you can make your own tasty healthy granola recipe that is so easy to prepare.  

Make sure you purchase rolled oats that have a label saying that the oats are certified gluten-free, and that they were handled in a facility without wheat.

What Is Granola?

Granola is a breakfast or snack food, made with rolled oats, sweetener, nuts, dried fruits, seeds, and spices, mixed together, spread on a cookie sheet and baked until crisp. Granola cereal is then cooled, stored in an airtight container and served alone as a snack, with non-dairy milk as a breakfast cereal.

Ingredients for gluten-free granola recipe in two white bowls

How To Make Gluten-Free Granola?

My favorite way of preparing granola is to bake overnight in the oven at the lowest temperature in the oven. I find this slow baked method results in the best texture, but for the sake of convenience and time, I'm going to share a recipe that is faster. 

  1. Preheat oven at 300 F°. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, lightly grease or brush with oil, and set aside.
  2. Place oats, walnut, almond, flaxseed, and cardamom in a large bowl and mix well. In another bowl, mix maple syrup, orange juice, tahini, vanilla, and orange zest.
  3. Pour maple syrup mixture into oats mixture and mix until completely coated. 
  4. Spread granola onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. 
  5. Bake granola until golden brown and crisp, about 30-40 minutes, turning half halfway.
  6. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the granola to cool. Add raisins or cranberries and stir. 

gluten-free granola mix

Granola Tips

  1. Substitute maple syrup with sugar or coconut sugar, place in a saucepan with orange juice and heat over medium-high and cook while stirring until sugar dissolves.

Ways To Serve Homemade Granola

  1. With non-dairy milk in a bowl. 
  2. With coconut or soy yogurt. 
  3. Topping for compote (stewed fruits) with a dollop of coconut whip cream or vegan vanilla ice cream.
  4. Topping for a fruit crisp. 
  5. Topping for vegan ice cream.

Other Amazing Breakfast Recipes To Try

  1. Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns
  2. Vegan French Toast
  3. Vegan Ackee
  4. Vegan Breakfast Skillet Potatoes
  5. Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuit And Gravy
  6. Teff And Coconut Biscuits
  7. Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

overlay gluten-free granola in a white bowl, with banana slices, orange cardamon flavor on a white marble with burlap napkin

 

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Nutrition

Energy:
259 kcal / 1083 kJ
Fat:
10 g
Protein:
7 g
Carbs:
35 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Cooking:
40 min
Ready in:
45 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet, line it with parchment paper and lightly grease or brush with oil and set aside.
  2. Place oats, walnut, almond, flaxseed, cardamom in a large bowl and mix well. In another bowl, mix maple syrup, orange juice, tahini, vanilla, and orange zest.
  3. Pour maple syrup mixture into oats mixture until completely coated. Spread granola unto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. 
  4. Bake granola until golden brown and crisp, about 30-40 minutes,  turning half halfway.
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the granola to cool, add raisin or cranberries and stir. 

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Philly
    November 6, 2019

    What can I use instead of orange juice