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Homemade granola on parchment paper.

Homemade Gluten Free Granola

Course: Breakfast, snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegetarian
Keyword: homemade granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 294kcal
This easy homemade granola recipe makes a perfect breakfast or snack. You only need a few ingredients and it's endlessly versatile!
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  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats do not use quick oats
  • ¾ cup unsalted almonds
  • ½ cup raw unsalted pepitas
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Give the almonds a rough chop. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, chopped almonds, and pepitas.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the honey and brown sugar over medium low heat, stirring until the sugar is completely melted. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the olive oil and salt. (The olive oil will not completely emulsify into the sugar mixture, so don't worry about that.) If you want to add any additional spices like cinnamon, do so during this step. See the post above for suggestions.
  • Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir until fully incorporated and all the oats, almonds and pepitas are nice and coated.
  • Spread the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes, then remove and stir it around, so the edges aren't getting too dark too fast. Put the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for another 20-27 minutes, until it's golden brown and reaches your desired level of crispiness.
  • Let the granola cool on the tray for at least an hour. Store in an airtight container.


  • It's very important to let the granola cool for the full hour after baking. This will ensure a crispy texture. If you put it into the airtight container too soon, you risk sogginess! 
  • This recipe is very easy to customize to your tastes and dietary restrictions. Swap different fruits, nuts, sugars and oils to your heart's content. Read the post above for swap amounts and ideas. 
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Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg