This gluten free granola is a beautiful sweet and salty breakfast cereal recipe that makes a big batch and will have you coming back morning after morning! It’s also a great snack or topping for ice cream or yogurt with berries.
My sisters stopped in for a visit while I was finishing up this photo shoot. It didn’t matter that it was late afternoon. They were each happy to tie into a little bowl of it right then and there!
I almost always keep some homemade granola on hand. It’s such an easy breakfast to grab without thinking or turning on the stove. This one is nutritious fast food!
Is gluten free granola healthy?
By making your own granola, you control what goes into it. By using pure, natural ingredients, you know it’s good for you. You’ll save a lot of money, too!
Made with coconut oil, that healthy saturated fat known to raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, it satisfies a craving for comfort food.
I was inspired by Lindsay at Pinch of Yum when she published her Coconut Oil Granola Remix. I thought the extra saltiness of her recipe was brilliant! So, I took my classic granola recipe and changed things up a bit. In particular, I increased the salt. I also increased the coconut oil and replaced some honey with pure maple syrup. The overall sugar content has actually been decreased, but you won’t notice it. The granola has a lovely sweet and salty taste.
Is there gluten in granola?
There can be gluten in granola, so be careful. This recipe is gluten free as long as you use certified gluten free oats. While oats are naturally gluten free, there is usually cross contamination from other grains such as wheat in oatmeal that is not certified gluten free.
So, as always, if you need to eat gluten free, be sure to use only certified gluten free oats.
Sweet and Salty Granola
- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 3/4 cup sultana raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 300 F.
- Combine liquid coconut oil, honey, and maple syrup. (The coconut oil and honey can be melted in the preheating oven, if necessary.)
- In a large roasting pan, stir together the oatmeal, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the liquid coconut oil mixture until the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Stir. Bake another 15 minutes.
- Stir. Return to oven. Turn the oven off, and leave the granola sitting in there for 10 more minutes.
- Remove from oven. Stir in raisins and cranberries.