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Granola is a pretty popular breakfast item because it is so delicious, but the problem is that it is not always so nutritious.

While granola is often classified as a health food, the calories, processed sugar, and unhealthy vegetable oil are typically through the roof! Did you know a typical serving of granola is only about 1/3 of a cup? Accidentally pour too much of that granola cereal and you’ll certainly surpass your recommended sugar intake for the day!

Try out this healthier gluten free granola recipe I developed so at least you know you’re getting a more nutritious, balanced option.

This gluten free granola is not free of calories, sugar, or fat, but the ingredients are wholesome and more nutrient-dense than the average granola you find on the shelves. Additionally, this granola is gluten free and approved for the low FODMAP diet. Stick to about 1/3 cup serving and add it to the top of your favorite plain yogurt for extra crunch and flavor.

To Start

Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the melted coconut oil, pure maple syrup in a separate bowl. Mix the two bowls together until well combined.

granola mixing up ingredients

Preheat the oven to 250F. On a large baking sheet, pour the granola evenly, spreading it all the way to the edges. Bake for 75-minutes, tossing it every 30-minutes for more even browning. It should come out smelling amazing with a nice toasty brown color!

granola on tray

After the granola has cooled, place it in an airtight container and store at room temperature. It should stay fresh for a few weeks. Enjoy!


This recipe complies with the following diets: 

  • Paleo – No
  • SCD – No
  • Low FODMAP – Yes – If you just eat 1 serving per day (1/3 cup)
  • Grain Free – No
  • Gluten Free – Yes
  • Dairy Free – Yes 
  • SIBO-Specific Diet – No
  • Keto – No

Nutrition Facts

This recipe makes 14 servings.

Per serving: 225 calories, 23g carb, 4g protein, 14g fat, 4g fiber

Gluten Free Granola
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  1. 3 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
  2. 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  3. 1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds
  4. 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  5. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  7. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  10. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl except for the oil and the maple syrup. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the oil and the maple syrup. Pour this wet mixture over top of the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  4. Pour the granola onto the baking sheet and spread it out evenly all the way to the edges. Bake for 75-minutes and toss it around every 30-minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
Nutrition by Erin