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Vegan Gluten Free Granola

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

Vegan granola spilling out of a jar onto a plate

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?

Grabola spread out on a sheet pan

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?

Vegan granola spilling out of a jar onto a plate

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?

How do I make this vegan granola recipe with coconut oil?

granola spilling out of a container onto a plate

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

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Vegan Gluten Free Granola

This is the best gluten free granola recipe made with coconut oil. It is easy, flavorful, and inexpensive.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword the best gluten free granola, Vegan gluten free granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 229 kcal


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 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.

  3. Bake for 18 minutes without stirring.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gluten Free Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Believe it or not, I’m sensitive even to GF oats! Any ideas what can be substituted for oats in this recipe and others similar?

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Hi Cat,
      For this recipe I couldn’t give you a direct swap, but I have a new cookbook coming out in March that has a grain free granola recipe. It is nut and fruit based, so you should be good with that.