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Gluten Free Granola (Zero Waste)

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Last Updated on December 2, 2022

Gluten free granola is made with healthy ingredients that are crunch and slightly sweet. Made with oats, almonds, honey, cinnamon, and fruit, you can’t go wrong.

homemade granola cereal

One of my favorite zero waste breakfasts is yogurt topped with crunchy low sugar granola. I’m still working on perfecting my coconut yogurt recipe, but it’s close.

I promise, I will share when it’s ready! 

What I love about this simple granola recipe is that it truly takes very little effort and tastes awesome.

Granola is crunchy, sweet, and a perfect substitute for all of the packaged cereals you no longer buy. While eating Captain Crunch is not the healthiest breakfast option, it’s still full of so many childhood memories. 

why you’ll love this simple granola recipe

  • Customizable
  • Delicious
  • Easy
  • Kid friendly
  • Gluten free
  • Inexpensive

gluten free granola cereal

I used to love eating cereal for breakfast every morning. It was super quick and easy. I also would binge an entire box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch while studying for finals in college. 

Cereal is also just easy.  I loved not having to hassle with a huge breakfast ordeal while heading to school.

I still try to keep my breakfast super simple when heading to work. 

Homemade granola cereal fits the bill for me. It’s super tasty, easy to make, and a really quick breakfast. It’s a fairly common item in bulk bins, but I find that it’s typically loaded with sugar. 

I have become really sensitive to sugar. I don’t like to start my day by eating it because I get kinda jittery and can have headaches or inflammation in my joints. So I was on a mission to create a simple granola recipe that didn’t make me feel that way.

So that is where my low sugar granola was born. And it’s so good! Plus, with this gluten free granila there is no more jitters either…WIN!

homemade granola

low sugar granola ingredients:

  • Old-Fashioned Oats – from bulk bins at Raley’s
  • Almonds – from bulk bins at Rainbow Gocery
  • Olive Oil – from bulk at Amphora Nueva
  • Honey – from farmers market stall can bring the honey jar back
  • Cinnamon – from Oaktown Spice
  • Salt – from Berkeley Bown
  • Dried Fruit – (I used blueberries) from Rainbow Groceries
easy homemade granola

how to make gluten free granola

step one: combine ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add in olive oil and honey.

step 2: bake

Place the low sugar granola on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes being sure to stir halfway through.

step 3: add fruit

Once done baking, add fruit, stir, cool, and serve your homemade granola.

jar with granola

frequently asked questions

what flavor variations could I try?

I bet this gluten free granola would be insanely tasty with a sprinkling of cocoa powder and some chocolate chips! Different dried fruits like cranberries, cherries or apples would all be good.

Other great add-ins would be coconut-shreds, chocolate chips, seeds, the combinations are endless. 

how can I use this low sugar granola?

You can eat gluten free granola as a bowl of cereal with your favorite milk or nondairy milk, in a bowl with yogurt, or by the handful!

Mmmmm, dessert granola. It could be sprinkled on some homemade coconut ice cream!

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Yield: 2-4 servings

Gluten Free Granola

Gluten Free Granola

Gluten free granola is made with healthy ingredients that are crunch and slightly sweet. Made with oats, almonds, honey, cinnamon, and fruit, you can’t go wrong.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Cup of Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Cup of Slivered Almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Dried Fruit (I used blueberries)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt
  3. Stir until they’re all combined
  4. Add in the olive oil and the honey and mix
  5. Spread out on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes stirring halfway through
  6. Once golden brown, remove from the oven and add in the dried fruit


*for a vegan option, try 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of molasses 

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