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Oat Free Granola

Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

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Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

Hi everyone! Today’s recipe is part of a virtual baby shower for one of my favorite gluten free bloggers, Leah from Grain ChangerIf you’ve visited Leah’s site, you know that Leah is a granola guru! I’ve been drooling over her Banana Bread Granola for weeks now, and you better believe it’s going to happen soon.

Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

 I’m with Leah when it comes to granola: I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. When my hubby was diagnosed with food allergies almost 5 years  ago (wow! Time flies when you’re having fun), he found out he was allergic to not only wheat, barley, and soy, but also to oats 🙁 It was a day of mourning for both of us, which quickly turned into years of trial and error as I’ve been working on an oatless granola that actually tastes like…well…granola

Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

Sure, there are a lot of grain free or oat free granola products out there, but none that we’ve tried have the texture and taste that we’re looking for. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this recipes but ohhhhh was it worth it!I think you’ll love this healthy and simple granola, it’s so quick and easy to stir together in a bowl and will make your house smell Ah-mazing. Sprinkle it on yogurt, serve in a bowl with milk, or eat it by the handful! My go-to breakfast is a plain Greek yogurt lightly sweetened with Stevia and topped with fresh berries and this granola.

Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack..

Be sure to check out the other granola recipes below for more breakfast inspiration! (always make sure you’re using gluten free ingredients)

MORE granola recipes!!!

Gingerbread Granola from Flippin’ Delicious

Lemon and Blueberry Granola from Thoroughly Nourished Life

Maple Walnut Cinnamon Granola from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Chai Spiced Granola from Fresh April Flowers

Coconut Granola from The Emotional Baker

Tropical Hempseed Granola from A Clean Bake


Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.



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Oat Free Granola

Life After Wheat

Free from gluten, oats, soy, dairy, and eggs

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (I used unrefined)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup gluten free quinoa flakes (I used Ancient Harvest)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup gluten free pumpkin seeds (GoRaw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds are our fav) or you can sub hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup gluten free coconut (I used the large coconut flakes)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup gluten free raisins, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips (add after baking)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together quinoa flakes, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Melt coconut oil in microwave ( I did 40 seconds on 50% power) or saucepan (just until melted) and whisk in honey and vanilla.
  5. Stir liquids into dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed and spread onto parchment paper. If you want more clumps of granola, pack it together a little.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, stir, and bake another 20-30 minutes until it is a light golden brown and crispy. It will get a little crispier as it cools.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely, then add raisins, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container on the counter.

 

Oat Free Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 3 1/2 cups granola

Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (I used unrefined)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup gluten free quinoa flakes (I used Ancient Harvest)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup gluten free pumpkin seeds (Go Raw are our fav)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips (add after baking)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together quinoa flakes, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Melt coconut oil in microwave or saucepan (just until melted) and whisk in honey and vanilla.
  5. Stir liquids into dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed and spread onto parchment paper. If you want more clumps of granola, pack it together a little.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, until it is a light golden brown crispy. It will get a little crispier as it cools.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely, then add raisins, dried cranberries, or chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container on the counter.
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Finally, an oat free granola that actually tastes like granola! Use this crunchy, subtly sweet granola as a breakfast cereal, yogurt topper, or on-the-go snack.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Heidi @ Red Checkered Tabl
    September 20, 2016 at 7:26 am

    LOVE this concept! I still eat oats, but I have to keep tabs on it, since eating too many oats can be hard for my gut. What a great way to get a granola fix without overdoing it. 🙂

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Heidi, it has been life changing for us, we love having granola on the menu again! Hope you enjoy it ?

  • Reply
    Sonia
    September 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Looks delicious! I will def go on the hunt for quinoa flakes and make this granola for my boyfriend!
    Greetings from Italy 🙂

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Glad you stopped by Sonia! I hope you find some soon so you can both enjoy this granola!

  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    September 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Granola is the best!! I have yet to try an oat free variety, but am excited to soon! I love that you added quinoa flakes! So happy we could celebrate Leah together 🙂

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      It’s so fun to celebrate with so many fun granola recipes Megan!

  • Reply
    Leah @ Grain Changer
    September 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    This is oat-free granola PERFECTION, Celeste! Quinoa flakes are my absolute fav hot breakfast cereal (I have, no joke, 5 boxes in the pantry right now thanks to a clearance sale I stumbled upon) but I have yet to try adding it to granola. That is OBVIOUSLY going to have to change ASAP 🙂 THANK YOU so much for celebrating our baby boy with us!!!! We are over the moon excited, and I hope to be half of the power mama that you are! Please send any and all tips for survival my way 😉

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      I’m so excited for you Leah! There’s really no way to prepare…seriously lol. It’s not like anything else in life but you, my friend, will figure it out I’m sure of it! Just listen to your Mom sense, trust yourself, and give yourself some slack. We alllll want to be perfect but that’s not what life is about. Just live every moment, including the hard ones and when you make a mistake.
      Chalk it up to learning and that’s always a good thing, right? ? I’m so happy for you!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life
    September 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Delicious! I use quinoa flakes to make my granola sometimes too! And have you tried buckwheat flakes before? They are just as good as oats in granola!
    It was seriously so much fun working with you ladies to shower Leah and Baby M. I can’t wait to try this delicious granola, and I’m glad it’s back on the menu in your house!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      I have never even seen buckwheat flakes, need to hunt them down! Thanks for the tip Amy!

  • Reply
    Lynn @ Fresh April Flours
    September 20, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not even sure I knew that oat intolerance was a thing… But this granola sounds so good! I’ve never worked with quinoa flakes but have always thought they sound so tasty! Thanks for joining in our party, Celeste!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks Lynn, it was so fun to be a part of it! I had no idea until my hubby was diagnosed, the things you learn ? I don’t miss them too much when we have this around, though!

  • Reply
    Nora (A Clean Bake)
    September 21, 2016 at 8:41 am

    This granola sounds like it would be a perfect snack for me, since oats and I don’t exactly get along! I’ll have to give it a try!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

      This would be perfect Nora! Hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Raia
    September 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I haven’t had granola in yeeeears. Silly allergies. 🙁 This sounds delicious, Celeste!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Darn allergies! I hope you enjoy the granola Raia!

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Always have to have granola on hand!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      YES!

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    April 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    This looks delicious! I LOVE homemade granola! Such a great idea to use quinoa flakes in the mix.

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      It adds just the right texture!

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