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Simple Gluten Free Granola

  • Author: Katja Heino
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: about 3 and 3/4 cups 1x


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/41/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder OR 1/2 tsp vanilla extract  (like this)
  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 cup nuts, roughly chopped (I used pecans, cashews, and sliced almonds)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (flax meal)  (like this or like this)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (I use THIS brand)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom OR 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Preheat oven to 300’F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together melted coconut oil and maple syrup.  Add in remaining ingredients and mix well until fully incorporated.
  3. Spread mixture in an even layer onto prepared baking sheet, pressing it down with the back of a spatula..  Bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until lightly golden. 
  4. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet before breaking into pieces.  Store in air-tight glass jar in pantry for one week, in fridge for about a month, or freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy!


In order to protect the healthy fats, I like to make my own flax meal by grinding golden flax seeds in a coffee grinder just before I use it.  You can also buy pre-ground flax meal.   Be sure to store in fridge and use it up soon after opening. 

Coconut oil is my go-to with granola, but you can use melted ghee as well (not vegan).