How to Make Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

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How to make gluten free and vegan granola. A little-known fact (except, of course, to sufferers), is that a small percentage of Coeliac sufferers are also intolerant to Oats. Oats – even gluten-free oats – contain avenin which can trigger the same immune response as gluten in those suffering from intolerances.

Because Oats constitute many delicious breakfasts and because people with gluten-intolerance are deprived on such delicacies such as porridge or granola, I have been experimenting with other cereals.

How to Make Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

Buckwheat has been linked to the lowering of cholesterol and high blood pressure, due to their rich supply of flavonoids, contributing to regular blood flow, and protecting the body from free-radicals. There are also studies into the usefulness of Buckwheat stabilising blood sugars. Of course, if none of these things are an issue, or you can’t find Buckwheat Flakes easily (I get mine from my local health shop, but you can buy them from Amazon here.

Easy 2 Step Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

Why Make Your Own Granola?

I get why it’s easier to buy granola, it’s convenient, it seems cheaper and it’s so easy. However, I have always found that bought granola is so sweet, and you just don’t know exactly what’s in it.

My recipe has reduced sugar, and is packed chock full of good stuff like chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. You can also adjust what’s in granola. Don’t like nuts? Replace with dried fruits. Don’t like Raisins? Use chocolate chips, cacao nibs or more nuts!

Easy Stir and Bake Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

Quick and Easy Vegan Granola – try these ingredients

  • Nuts: peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia
  • Seeds: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed, flaxseed
  • Fruit: raisins, currants, sultana, dried cranberry or cherries, chopped dried apple, banana, dried papaya, dried strawberry, chopped crystallised ginger
  • Sweeteners: maple syrup, honey, date syrup, agave syrup, golden syrup
  • Flavourings: cinnamon, vanilla, almond, cocoa powder, ginger

So just how easy is Easy Stir and Bake Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

It’s incredibly easy. Simply mix all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, including the soy milk powder, the stir through the wet ingredients and bake! It’s that simple!

Baking Tips

  • Don’t spread the granola out too much on the baking sheets. You want it to be close enough together to promote large clusters.
  • Line the baking sheets with greaseproof paper. It makes it easier to transfer into a large bowl once baked. If, like me, you only have one baking sheet, you’ll want it quickly for your next batch!
  • The granola crisps up further on cooling.
  • Use broken pieces of nuts rather than halves (if using walnuts or pecans)
  • Make sure to set your timer for 2 x 10 minutes intervals to turn the granola. This both stops it burning and ensures an even colour, but it also promotes the ubiquitous granola clusters.
Easy Stir and Bake Gluten Free and Vegan Granola
How to Make Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

Easy 2 Step Gluten Free and Vegan Granola

5 from 19 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, gluten free breakfast, granola bars, Vegan Granola
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheets


  • cups (220g) Buckwheat Flakes or use oatmeal if not gluten-free
  • ½ cup (115g) Raisins
  • ¼ cup (50g) Sunflower Seeds
  • cup (25g) Pumpkin Seeds
  • cup (25g) Sesame Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Chia Seeds
  • ½ cup (45g) Desiccated Coconut
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup (150g) Soy Milk Powder
  • 1 cup (150g) Mixed Nuts
  • ½ cup (120ml) Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup
  • ½ cup (120ml) Rapeseed Oil or melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dairy-Free Milk


  • Preheat oven to 160c
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a jug and pour over the dry. Stir gently until all combined and mixture starts to clump
  • Bake on baking sheets, make sure to put quite a lot on each sheets, this helps encourage the clumps of granola!
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown, stirring after ten minutes to ensure an evening browning
  • Leave to cool on a baking sheet, then transfer to large jar or container.
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  1. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    Wow yum!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love granola ?

  3. 5 stars
    Looking forward to making this. Love homemade granola.

  4. 5 stars
    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. I love homemade granola 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! And I’m totally with you for homemade over store bought. Fresh is so much better!

  6. 5 stars
    Definitely want to try this vegan granola! Looks fantastic !

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve been trying to find other alternatives to regular oats! Buckwheat flakes sound so interesting!

  8. 5 stars
    This looks amazing and so simple! Thanks!

  9. 5 stars
    I might be jumping in the buckwheat train after reading through this! Such a helpful post Freya.

  10. 5 stars
    I’m loving the buckwheat, definitely giving that a try

  11. 5 stars
    I agree that the convenience granola does taste sweet as though it has a lot of sugar in it. Home-made granola is definitely the way to go as you have complete control of what goes in. Love how easy you have laid out how to do this and I am looking forward to giving this a go. I also think my partner will love it.

  12. Saved to try! This recipe looks so healthy but also your photos are incredible. I love having granola in the morning with yogurt. And the pumpkin seeds in this recipe is so different from my usual granola so I’m excited to try it out!

  13. 5 stars
    Homemade granola is so good, I love this version!

  14. 5 stars
    I love granola! And this looks fabulous!

  15. Your recipes look so delicious. This is one I need to try.

  16. I love a good homemade granola. They always taste so much better than the store-bought stuff and they are much more customizable! This one looks absolutely delicious!

  17. Yolanda says:

    5 stars
    I love homemade granola but hardly ever make it, so I’m going to make it this weekend. What would you recommend I use if I don’t have soy milk powder? Can I just omit?

  18. 5 stars
    Such an easy and tasty recipe for gluten-free granola, thanks Freya!

  19. 5 stars
    I couldn’t agree more…homemade granola is the way to go! We always keep a big jar on hand. I love your totally gluten-free option. I sometimes add puffed rice to mine to add volume while keeping it light — another add-in or swap out idea.

  20. This recipe inspires me! And your photography is wonderful. I also learned some things about the different kinds of grains that I didn’t know before. Thank you for this post.

  21. 5 stars
    I absolutely love granola! It’s nice to know there are GF and vegan options out there for those that need to go that route. Your pictures are beautiful and this recipe looks delicious!

  22. Charissa says:

    I didn’t realize that some people with Celiac also can’t have oats. I’ve never seen an oat-less granola recipe, so this seems like it would be perfect for anyone with an oat allergy or sensitivity!

  23. I’m totally into granola lately so this sounds amazing.

  24. I agree that making things at home helps us know what truly goes in it. I’m trying to be better about making things at home to be healthier and save money too!

  25. I love how easy this looks! Granola is one of my favorite things to have for weekday breakfasts, but I usually just buy it premade. Now I am so inspired to try making it myself,

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