Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Our Gluten Free Granola Recipe easily beats out store-bought granola by a landslide. It’s chewy, peanut buttery, and absolutely delicious– like eating a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. This easy recipe is a great way to start the day mixed into a bowl of yogurt with chocolate chips for breakfast. We often eat it as a filling and healthy snack after school too.

One of the best parts of this family favorite recipe is that it uses only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand: peanut butter, oats, and honey. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

Whip up a tasty gluten-free granola recipe that beats store-bought options. Perfect for breakfast or snacking!

Homemade Granola Recipe | Essential Ingredients

This gluten-free granola recipe relies on a handful of simple ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious snack.

  1. Certified Gluten-Free Oats: The heart of this recipe, oats provide a hearty and wholesome base. You can use a combination of quick oats, or rolled oats (our preference). However, steel cut oats are not a great option for this recipe.
  2. Peanut Butter: Peanut butter not only adds rich, nutty flavor but also contributes healthy fats and acts as a binding agent, giving the granola its delightful chewiness.
  3. Honey: Honey serves as a natural sweetener, adding a touch of sweetness to the granola while helping to create those cookie-like clusters when baked.
  4. Vanilla Extract (Optional): If you choose to include it, vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile, imparting a warm and inviting aroma to your granola. It not necessary, but vanilla is always a good idea 🙂 

By combining these simple ingredients, you’ll create a gluten-free granola recipe that’s not only delicious but also packed with healthy fats and the satisfying chewy texture of oats. Perfect for a quick and nutritious snack or a hearty breakfast option.

Discover the joy of homemade gluten-free granola. Easy recipe for a delicious, wholesome snack.

Gluten Free Granola Recipe | Variations

Try mixing and matching these ingredients to create your own customized gluten-free granola recipe. Have fun experimenting with different flavors and textures!

Chia and Flax Seed:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds to the granola mixture.
  • Toss in a mix of fresh fruit (blackberries are my favorite) after baking for a burst of fruity flavor.

Coconut Almond Crunch:

  • Replace peanut butter cup for cup with almond butter.
  • Replace half of the honey with brown sugar (cup for cup) and a pinch of salt.
  • Include 1/4 cup of chopped almonds for added crunch and coconut flakes.

Maple Pecan:

  • Sweeten with 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of raw pecans.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts for extra nutrition and a pinch of salt for balance.

Nutty Coconut Medley:

  • Combine a variety of chopped raw nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts, totaling 1 cup.
  • Toss in 1/4 cup of coconut chips for added texture and flavor.

Coconut and Chocolate Indulgence:

  • Mix in 1/2 cup of coconut flakes and 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips to the granola after baking for an extra sweet treat.

Tropical Paradise:

  • Replace the peanut butter (cup for cup) with almond butter.
  • Incorporate 1/4 cup of toasted coconut chips and 1/4 cup dried pineapple chunks for a taste of the tropics.

Nutty Banana Bread Crunch:

  • Mash a ripe banana and mix it with the peanut butter and honey before adding the oats.
  • Add 1/2 cup of crushed raw walnuts and a pinch of cinnamon for a banana bread-inspired granola.

Superfood Boost:

  • Incorporate 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, and a handful of dried goji berries.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil into the peanut butter

These variations offer a wide range of flavors and textures, making it easy to enjoy your gluten-free granola in various ways. Mix, match, and customize to your heart’s content!

Satisfy your cravings with this gluten-free granola recipe. Try it now for a tasty, healthier alternative!

Homemade Granola | Serving Suggestions

By far and away, my family’s preferred way to eat this peanut butter granola is over homemade yogurt with lots of chocolate chips (Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips are my favorite) .

But for those of you who like a little variety, here are some yummy serving suggestions!

Classic Breakfast Bowl:

  • Serve a generous scoop of granola over a bowl of Greek yogurt or your favorite non-dairy alternative.
  • Top it with fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.

Make a Parfait:

  • Create a layered parfait by alternating granola with yogurt or cottage cheese and layers of fruit like strawberries, blueberries, or kiwi.

Smoothie Bowl Topping:

  • Sprinkle granola on top of your morning smoothie for extra texture and crunch.

Milk and Cereal:

  • Enjoy it the classic way with cold milk, just like your favorite breakfast cereal.
  • Opt for almond milk, soy milk, or any milk of your choice.

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Trail Mix:

  • Portion granola into small snack bags with some dried fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate chips or M&Ms for an on-the-go trail mix.

Ice Cream Topping:

  • Use your granola as a chewy, cookie-like topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt. 

Energy Bar Substitute:

  • Press the granola mixture into an even layer in a pan, let it cool, and cut it into bars. You could also drizzle melted chocolate over the bars.
  • Wrap each one individually in plastic wrap, and these homemade granola bars will make perfect snacks for busy days.

Yogurt Popsicles:

  • Mix granola into yogurt and freeze it in popsicle molds for a refreshing treat.

Feel free to mix and match these serving suggestions to suit your preferences and dietary needs. 

Gluten-free granola lovers rejoice! Make this simple recipe for a wholesome and tasty treat.

Whip up a tasty gluten-free granola recipe that beats store-bought options. Perfect for breakfast or snacking!

Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make your own gluten-free granola with this easy recipe. Enjoy the wholesome goodness anytime!


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil, parchment, or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, microwave the honey and the peanut butter together in 30-second increments until melted and easy to mix together.
  3. Stir in the vanilla if desired.
  4. Mix in the oats.
  5. Spread granola on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. The edges should be starting to brown. The center may still look undercooked.
  6. Let cool completely. Crumble into bite sized pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

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