Quick & Easy Gluten Free Granola

quick and easy gluten free granola | almost getting it together

This post is a two-parter. I shouldn’t really break it up because the second half is so simple, but I’m going to anyway.

I’ve been kind of off the grid on and off the past few weeks. The weather has been wonderful most of the time, at least on the weekends, when I would usually get a lot of writing done. So my writing – for my blog and for a few other things – has been falling off the wayside. I have a lot of fun things for the blog coming up though!

Anyway, if you didn’t know, I love oatmeal. I get in food ruts where I eat the same thing over and over, mainly because I love it and I don’t have to worry about eating something I don’t love. I ate my pumpkin pie oatmeal for probably three months straight before finally switching it up.

I had a bag of custom-made oatmeal from MyOatmeal (gluten free tiramisu, to be exact) and thought it would make a super easy and tasty base for granola. I was right! You can get basically every flavor of oatmeal you would ever want which means you can easily make any flavor of granola you want. Making your own granola means you also know what goes into it (i.e. the second ingredient isn’t sugar).

Also lots of snaps thanks to Davida who told me to lower the oven temperature and add egg whites when I was telling her I kept destroying batches of granola.  She and I also agree on the fact that keeping granola in the house is dangerous for both of us so I really needed to get this right so I stopped having tons of granola around. Maybe burned granola wasn’t good enough for the blog, but it was good enough for yogurt.

quick and easy gluten free granola | almost getting it together

Quick and easy gluten free granola – less than 100 calories per 1/4 cup!

quick and easy gluten free granola | almost getting it together

Measuring Hedgies full of granola.

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Quick & Easy Gluten Free Granola
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups oats (I used a custom blend from MyOatmeal)
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • 1½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Spread mix in a thin layer on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring carefully ever 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 96 Fat: 2.1 Carbohydrates: 16.5 Sugar: 2.5 Sodium: 14 Fiber: 2.1 Protein: 3.5

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23 comments on “Quick & Easy Gluten Free Granola

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Jessie on June 2, 2014 8:31 am

If I had this granola in our home, I have a feeling it’d be gone within days… and only eaten by myself. I guess I should thank joshua for not being a huge granola fan as that means more for me!
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stacy on June 2, 2014 2:38 pm

Hello from another Pittsburgher! I just came across your blog and it is super cute! The recipe looks delish and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:13 pm

Yay, thanks for stopping by! Hope you love it!

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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:21 pm

HOW COULD HE NOT BE A GRANOLA FAN??? Maybe you should convert him… or not… more for you!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on June 2, 2014 11:01 am

Omigosh I HEAR YOU on all the granola fronts. I’ve been experimenting with my own lately, and I can’t even tell you how many batches I burned before getting it just right. Ridiculous. And yes… yogurt saves the day. As does almond butter and banana :D
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:20 pm

I have a feeling that you’re going to have some amazing granola combos!!!

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Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan on June 2, 2014 11:31 am

Yum!! This sounds delicious. I’m totally the same way with having granola around– if it’s there, I will eat it! And I had heard that before about adding egg whites– pretty awesome to know that it works!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:19 pm

I wonder what it would be like to add the whole yolk… maybe it will stick together even more.

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on June 2, 2014 11:45 am

this is dangeroussssss! Glad the second batch worked out. For the record I would have eaten the entire burnt batch too. I like my granola a bit burnt…something about carcinogens turns me on.
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:16 pm

I KNOW. I always eat burned things then think all of my hard work preventing cancer (minus sun cancer) is really being undone…

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Tina Muir on June 2, 2014 12:58 pm

Yummy! Looks wonderful Cassie! I have been wondering about how people make gluten free granola! Interesting about the egg whites too! I LOVE granola, so will definitely be tempted to make it this week :)
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:16 pm

Yay, let me know how it turns out if you do!

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on June 2, 2014 1:01 pm

Is it just me or is Cassoats a good name for a oatmeal business??

I’ve never heard of the egg white trick, but it’s cool that it works! I’ve only made granola once and it was that banola for the 21dsd. Which turned out good!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:15 pm

Cassoats is the best name for an oatmeal business. Maybe after the pierogie thing takes off it will be my next venture. Banola was so bomb.

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Miss Polkadot on June 2, 2014 1:10 pm

Measuring hedgies?! Okay, I totally need these. Filled with granola. Though I don’t eat eggs but pfft, details. Cinnamon and coconut oil are must-adds for me, too.
I’m waiting for the day I meet the one person out there who can safely keep granola around. It’s impossible. Proof is that I just came home from work and headed straight for my roommate’s granola box and I don’t even really like her current brand. Humor me.
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:15 pm

OKay, good to know it’s more than Davida and I who cannot be trusted around granola… even my dad has more self-restraint than me!

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Lindsay on June 2, 2014 6:50 pm

I should try this with the lower temperatures. That’s brilliant. Yumo!!

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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:13 pm

Yes, I had no idea – Davs saved me!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on June 2, 2014 11:42 pm

I love granola! It’s so easy to make – I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Totally agree on the lower temp!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:12 pm

There is something about perfected store-bought granola though… especially Purely Elizabeth. But it’s probably the extra coconut sugar haha.

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on June 3, 2014 5:55 am

Love granola (obviously) and have been experimenting with variations- Ironically, I have a tiramisu oatmeal recipe to post too- two birds with one stone YAHH
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 1:12 pm

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT. Fave breakfast + fave dessert = divine.

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