BEST Gluten Free Granola – 4 ingredients & EASY!

This gluten free granola is so easy to make with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. You’ll love the crunchy clusters, chewy oats, and adding in your favorite ingredients!

Gluten Free Granola

In my family, granola is not just a recipe or a healthy snack, it’s a movement. 😉

If we had any more discussions about granola, we might be invited to join the Granola League. Alright, there isn’t any such thing, but if there were, we’d be Top Level members.

The thing is, we love granola with big chunks, granola that’s low in calories and made with brown rice crisps (secret ingredient alert!!), and granola… that’s delightfully gluten free.

As luck would have it, we already have & LOVE this chunky granola, low calorie granola, and, most of all, this simple and easy gluten free granola.

But why is this gluten free granola so great? Well, I’m glad you (kinda) asked! This granola recipe is made with just 4 ingredients, prepared in only 5 minutes, and tastes delicious, with just the right amount of crispy clusters and chewy oats.

Best of all? This gluten free granola is super easy to customize and even easier to make! Just ask my fam. Ready to try it? Let’s make this!

ingredients for gluten free granola like oats and nuts pre-measured in measuring cups and spoons

Gluten Free Granola Ingredients

  • Nuts – use any kind of nuts you’d like. My go-to is a mixture of pecans, almonds and walnuts.
  • Oats – make sure to use gluten free rolled oats to keep this recipe gluten free.
  • Almond Flour – finely ground, blanched almond flour works best.
  • Pure Maple Syrup – side note: readers have used brown rice syrup, honey and more with success. 
a baking sheet with gluten free granola.

How to Make Gluten Free Granola

Today, I’m going to show you how to make gluten free granola in just a few easy steps. You’ll be shocked at how quickly it’ll be ready to go into the oven! Be sure to watch the video to see how it’s made, if you’re more of a video learner. 😉

Before you start preparing your ingredients, make sure to preheat the oven first. Set the oven to 325°F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

First, add all gluten free granola ingredients to a large mixing bowl. This includes: nuts, oats, almond flour, and maple syrup.

Two photos showing How to Make Gluten Free Granola – adding dry ingredients to a mixing bowl
Aren’t these ingredients just GORGEOUS together? Here’s where I love taking a moment to just bask in the fact that I’m *making this*. Cool, right?

If you’d like, you can add ground cinnamon and salt. You can skip these two if you prefer the easier, 4 ingredient gluten free granola recipe.

The maple syrup is the true star of this gluten free granola recipe—it’s what holds all the ingredients together.

Two photos showing How to Make Gluten Free Granola – pouring maple syrup into the bowl

Second, grab a rubber spatula to stir and fold all the ingredients together. The maple syrup will create a sweet coating that helps to stick the granola ingredients together.

Two photos showing How to Make Gluten Free Granola – stirring until well mixed

You’ll know that your gluten free granola mixture is ready when the maple syrup is well dispersed, and clusters form.

Third, pour this granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to spread it out into one even layer.

Two photos showing How to Make Gluten Free Granola – pouring granola onto baking sheet

Then, use your spatula to nudge little pockets of empty space between the clusters—this will allow hot air to flow through during baking to create crispy, crunchy granola!

Two photos showing How to Make this recipe – spread out and ready to bake
Beautifully spread out granola, with just enough air pockets to ensure a nice crisp.

Fourth, bake the granola, then flip it, then bake it some more.

Lastly, cool, then enjoy the best ever gluten free granola recipe! Then, pat yourself on the back for making something–it never gets old, ya know? 🙂

That’s it! All you need are a few steps, some chill-time while the granola bakes and your favorite add-ins.

Is Granola Gluten Free?

You might be thinking to yourself, “Is all granola gluten free?” Or, “But, like, is granola gluten free, like at all?”

I’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Not all granola is gluten free. If you’re not sure, look for a gluten free certification on the label.

super close up of oats, nuts, and maple syrup in a mixing bowl

If you’re especially sensitive to gluten, make sure the company that’s making the granola takes measures to ensure a lack of cross-contamination with gluten.

For today’s gluten free granola recipe, you can rest assure that it’s gluten free—like the namesake implies. 😉

We’ll be using certified gluten free oats, so if you’re sensitive to oats even if they’re certified GF, try my paleo granola recipe, which is oat-free.

close up of the crispy texture of this oat-packed recipe

Gluten Free Granola: 5 Mins of Prep! 

This gluten free granola recipe is my absolute favorite because it’s so easy to make! Prep time will take just minutes—5 to be exact (or less if you’re faster than me in the kitchen). You’ll be sliding that baking sheet full of vegan granola into the oven before you even know it. But for the days you don’t feel like baking, try my 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars.

Simple & easy gluten free granola that’s made with just 4 ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time. Crunchy clusters, healthy vegan ingredients and satisfying taste—yum!

A spoonful of gluten free granola sitting on a baking sheet surrounded in granola.

I hope you love this gluten free granola as much as my family and I do. If not, my momma’s coming after you! J/k!! She’ll just eat your granola—she’s sassy like that. 😉 Be sure to comment if you make this recipe—I love hearing from you! Truly, I’m so grateful that you’re here, sharing in these joyful kitchen adventures with me and your loved ones. ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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4 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola (Vegan)


  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 16 ¼-cup servings (approx. 4 cups) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Gluten Free Granola: this 4 ingredient vegan granola recipe is prep’d in 5 minutes. The best GF granola: crunchy clusters, healthy ingredients & great flavor!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ cups nuts, roughly chopped (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ½ cup finely ground, blanched almond flour*
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside for later.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Using a rubber spatula, fold until clusters form and mixture is well mixed.
  3. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Using the spatula, gently nudge granola into an even layer. Separate granola into small piles to create clusters. Make space between clusters to allow for air to flow through and crisp up the granola.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, gently flip granola, making sure to keep clusters intact. Bake for an additional 5-15 minutes, until edges are a deep golden brown and granola is just slightly soft. Mine took a total of 30 minutes. Granola will crisp up while cooling.
  5. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes, or until completely cooled. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Gluten Free Granola & Vegan Granola Recipes

Notes

Where to Buy Ingredients: Gluten Free Rolled Oats | Blanched Almond Flour | Nuts: Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts | Pure Maple Syrup

*You may substitute this with unblanched almond meal.

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container for 1-2 months at room temperature, keep out of direct sunlight.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten Free Granola, Vegan Granola

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156 Comments

  1. I make this all the time and don’t buy store bought granola anymore. This is so much better.

  2. Mmmm…this was yummy!!! I used 1 cup of chopped raw almonds and 1-1/2 cups of oats and then used 1/3 cup of maple syrup…then added more syrup after turning halfway through because I LOOOOVE pure maple syrup!!! I know it’s not as healthy with the extra sugar from the syrup but this is literally my only treat since going vegan gluten-free 3 weeks ago so I’m not too worried lol. This is quite addicting though so I’m gonna have to limit how often I make this! I baked 25 minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  3. All I can say is wow! This granola was such a big hit with my little munchkins, and the hubby loved it, too. Thank you for a recipe that is just so darn tasty and keeps my gang of picky eaters happy. 👍

  4. Could I add dried fruit to the recipe, like raisins or cranberries? Didn’t know if they would burn during cooking or not.