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Front view of a scoop of gluten free granola.

Homemade Gluten Free and Nut Free Granola

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  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


If you have food allergies, or if you just like delicious granola, our homemade gluten free and nut free granola is the perfect salty, sweet, and crunchy treat. 


Units Scale
  • 4 cups old fashioned whole rolled oats*
  • 3/4 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup raw, unsalted pepitas
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F / 150˚C. Stir together oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the olive oil, agave or maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and stir well to combine.
  4. Divide the granola half and move it to two large rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and spread into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring twice (every 10 minutes) during baking to ensure even cooking. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before breaking up.


*Gluten free oats: If you have celiac disease or are extremely gluten sensitive, make sure to use certified gluten free oats. 

Let it cool completely before breaking up: This is the most important step if you want crunchy granola with big clusters. The sugars will melt down in the baking process, and then solidify when the granola has cooled.

Smooth it out in the pan: Be sure to spread the granola into an even layer after transferring to baking pans. This will ensure even cooking and crunchiness throughout.

Storage: Store granola in an airtight container (like a large mason jar), and it will stay fresh for about a month.

Freezing: You can freeze this granola, and it will keep for 2-3 months.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 329
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 130.4 mg
  • Fat: 14.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.7 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g