This “basic” granola recipe also happens to be the best granola recipe! (and I’m not biased).
I’ve been in search for an oat-free granola recipe for ages (ever since I found out I was oat-intolerant), but have had no luck thus far (let me know if you’ve ever come across a pre-made oat-free granola mix!).
But, my fellow oat-free peeps, today our luck has begun to turn. I will be sharing with you my go-to granola recipe that’s oat-free, packed to the nines with healthy ingredients, and best of all tastes absolutely beast!! I take it with me EVERYWHERE. Hiking, camping, trail blazing, work, to the movies… bed. 😉 It makes such a great snack AND can be made into granola bars!!
This granola also makes a great gift. Simply find your cutest jars, fill ’em with this granola, tie some natural twine around the jar for a fancy touch and send with love <3
Alternatively, it can be enjoyed as a snack or for breakfast (just add your favourite milk and perhaps some fresh fruit, then voila!). You can also use it as a delicious topping for coconut yoghurt or a smoothie bowl, or even as a dessert served with some nice-cream!
This granola recipe is also far more healthy, since it’s made with all natural, unprocessed ingredients, and is naturally sweetened. You just can’t beat freshly baked granola! (side note: it also makes the house smell incredible!)
What’s more, this recipe calls for soaked nuts and seeds, making them more easily digestible for the body, plus they contain fewer antinutrients like phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors!
Ready to make some?
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Chunky cluster granola recipe
This delicious healthy chunky granola recipe is naturally sweetened with maple syrup (or you can use raw honey). It’s made with quinoa flakes, pepitas, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, chia, flaxseed, coconut oil, vanilla extract, dried fruit, and flaked coconut. But feel free to mix it up and make it your own!
Note: Instead of sweetening with honey or maple syrup, you can switch it up by using 1/2 cup of a sweet spice or flora tea, like chai or orange. However, if you do this, you’ll need to bake the granola for longer as it will be wetter.
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup soaked pepitas
- 1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds
- 1 cup soaked hazelnuts/walnuts/almonds/pecans, chopped
- 1 tbsp chia
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- pinch of sea salt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried fruit
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F).
- Mix the dry goods (except the coconut flakes and fruit) together in a large bowl.
- Add the liquid (the coconut oil becomes liquid on a warm day, however, if it’s in a solidified state, heat it over a low temperature on the stove first until it becomes melted). Stir together well so the sticky liquid coats and covers everything and the mixture forms into clusters. Let it sit and soak in for 1 minute.
- Spread evenly onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper (or reusable silicon baking sheets), and bake for 20 minutes. Don’t stir or you’ll prevent clusters from forming.
- Remove from the oven then spin the tray around so the other side of the pan gets heat from the back of the oven and the mix can bake evenly.
- Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, checking every so often to make sure the cluster chunks don’t burn. Once golden brown, remove from the oven and allow it to cool in the tray without moving the clumps (or they’ll break apart).
- Add in the dried fruit and coconut flakes (you can toast the flakes beforehand to give them a stronger coconutty flavour), then break off clusters and chunks and store in a jar with a airtight lid. Enjoy!!
Healthy oat-free granola recipe tutorial
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction to it.
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Lots of love,
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