Healthy Gluten Free Granola Even Kids Can Make

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Yeah, you read that right! This granola is healthy, gluten free, and only has 6 simple ingredients.

That’s one of my favorite things to read in a recipe. The fewer ingredients the better, in my opinion, because I’m more likely to have them, and it usually means the recipe is easier to make–which I love.

So, when I stumbled upon this recipe from the Beaming Baker, and made a few tweaks to make it my own, I was hooked! We make this at least once a week because it’s a lot cheaper to make than buying granola from the store, and I control what goes into it too.

healthy gluten free granola in jar

What makes this a healthy granola is that it’s packed with nuts–which are packed with brain-boosting nutrients and healthy fats. It’s also refined sugar free, the only sweetener coming from maple syrup. Yum!

The oats give the granola fiber, which is lacking in many diets and is essential for good health and digestion. Plus, did I mention the nuts are also full of protein, so you’ll stay fuller, longer.

Another reason to like this healthy gluten free granola is that is goes with so many things. It makes a great breakfast with some milk–or, if you don’t do milk you can do like my kids, and top it with some yogurt. This is their favorite breakfast combo.

When you’re on the go–as we will be again some day–it’s a great snack because it won’t spoil, takes up little space, and gives instant energy.

Ok, now you’ve heard why it’s amazing, let’s get to the recipe, shall we?

Making your granola

Start with the nuts. You can use any combo you would like. We often do almonds, walnuts and pecans. But, if we’re out of one, it doesn’t matter, we just add more of the others. I’ve made it solely with almonds before. They just need to add up to the right amount.

Chop them so they’re in pieces.

Then add all the rest of the ingredients together and stir till they’re well combined.

Spread it all on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, or a baking mat. Though I do prefer the parchment paper a bit more. It should be flat and pretty evenly spread.

Place in the oven at 325F for 20 minutes.

Then gently flip with a spatula, (gently stirring is ok) you just want to make sure that the different sides of the ingredients are exposed to the heat.

Bake for an additional 8-12 minutes, until it’s just lightly browned. It will still be soft, and will harden as it cools.

Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and cool about 30 minutes. Store it in an air tight container and enjoy!

healthy gluten free granola
Store in an airtight container

Your granola will last 1-2 weeks (if you don’t eat it first!)

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Healthy Gluten Free Granola–only 6 ingredients

Recipe by Kirsten ReederCourse: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: granolaDifficulty: eaay


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This healthy, gluten free granola is perfect for snacking or breakfast. With just the right amount of sweetness it’ll be your new go-to recipe.


  • 3 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats

  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Stir all together with a spatula until well combined.
  • Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Gently nudge the granola into an even rectangle.
  • Bake fore 20 minutes. Flip/Gently stir the granola to expose different sides of the ingredients. Bake for an additional 8-12 minutes, until it’s just a nice golden brown. It will still be soft and harden as it cools.
  • Place baking tray on a cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container

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