Granola is a staple in our home and I have been making this vegan gluten free granola for over 7 years. It is absolutely the best gluten free granola!
Vegan Gluten Free Granola
I am going to share this fabulous recipe with you and answer some questions like, is granola naturally gluten free? Why is granola not gluten free? Can celiacs eat granola? and Is gluten free granola healthy?
Can I get a show of hands of those who love granola? I have always enjoyed it and I remember even eating it with milk as cereal growing up. It is a staple for yogurt and always delicious on top of ice cream.
When I first went gluten free finding vegan gluten free granola was almost impossible. I believe there was only one I could find at my local stores and it was expensive. Back then I created this blog out of necessity because I couldn’t afford to buy all the things I wanted, plus most of them tasted nasty back then.
I created this granola recipe back then because I wanted a big batch of granola that was affordable and taste amazing. This is truly the best gluten free granola I have ever had and the best part is it’s vegan gluten free granola.
Is granola naturally gluten free?
Granola is typically not naturally gluten free. There can be ingredients like malt, barley, and oats, which are not safe for celiacs or those with gluten allergies or sensitivites. It is very important that the oats are always certified gluten free. Sometimes those with celiac will react to even gluten free oats.
Why is granola not gluten free?
Unless it’s certified gluten free granola, it is not considered gluten free for the same reasons as above. There are often binders like malt, barley, or even wheat in them. If the granola does not contain those ingredients and still isn’t certified gluten free, then it is likely because the oats are not gluten free.
Can celiacs eat granola?
Celiacs can eat certified gluten free granola, or homemade granola made with certified gluten free oats only. It is very important that if you have celiac disease you are not eating packaged foods that are not certified gluten free.
Is gluten free granola healthy?
Not all gluten free granola is healthy. It will depend on the ingredients. This vegan gluten free granola recipe is very healthy and full of goodness!
What ingredients will I need to make this vegan granola recipe with coconut oil?
- Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- Dried Cherries
- Dried Cranberries
- Shredded Coconut
- Chocolate Chips
- Flax Meal
- Honey or Maple Syrup for Vegan
- Coconut Oil
How do I make this vegan granola recipe with coconut oil?
Start by preheating the oven to 350ºF. In a bowl add all of the ingredients, but add the honey and coconut oil last. Stir it up to coat the oats and fruit with the coconut oil and honey. Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread it out evenly. Bake for 24 minutes and then let it sit out for at least a half hour. You will need to break it up into clusters.
You can store this in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks in the pantry, if it will last that long!
Gluten Free Vegan Granola Recipe
Vegan Gluten Free Granola
This is the best gluten free granola recipe made with coconut oil. It is easy, flavorful, and inexpensive.
- 1 3/4 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey or maybe syrup for vegan
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl, adding the honey and coconut oil last. Stir well and pour onto baking sheet. Spread out evenly.
Bake for 18 minutes without stirring.
Allow it to cool for about 30 minutes or longer. It will be clumped together in several places. Break it into clusters. Store in an air tight container in the pantry for 2-3 weeks.
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