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Easy Honey Almond Granola Recipe | Gluten-Free

by Capri Lilly

Sweet Honey Almond Granola made with almonds, cranberries, honey, and agave nectar. Made in less than 30 minutes, this Honey Almond Granola recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack.

Honey Almond Granola Gluten Free

I’ve been making my own granola cereal for quite some time now, mostly because it’s hard to find a tasty gluten-free cereal in the grocery store. So I’m sharing my favorite granola recipe, which can be especially helpful if your local grocery store has run out of cereal. Whether you eat gluten-free or not, this recipe is SO GOOD!! Made with oats, almonds, honey, and cranberries this granola is sweet, filling, and nutrient-rich!

Making granola at home is incredibly easy! Since I’ve started making my own granola cereal, I’ve never purchased store-bought cereal again—and why should I!? This recipe calls for very few ingredients, ones that you most likely already have at home. It is also healthy and packed with tons of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from the honey, oats, and almonds. AND it’s perfectly sweetened with agave and cranberries. What’s not to love?

First you will need just a few ingredients:

cranberries, al,monds, maple syrup, oat meal for granola recipe

Rolled oats: make sure they are gluten-free like Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free Oats (if necessary)

Nuts: Shaved Almonds and Hulled Sunflower Seeds 

Honey & Agave: to provide perfect, mouthwatering sweetness 

Coconut oil: helps bind the ingredients, 

Spices: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract

Dried Fruit: I love using dried cranberries but you can use whatever dried fruits you like. Dried Mango and apricot are also tasty options

How to make Honey Almond Granola

First, simply mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. I like to start with the dry ingredients first and then add the liquid ingredients. Make sure to mix well so that all the oats are coated in the liquid ingredients.

granola with honey to bake

Then, transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and spread into a smooth, even layer. In my video (below), I ran out of parchment paper. While parchment paper is not necessary, it does make for an easier clean up. It also makes it easier to transfer the oatmeal into an airtight container once it is finished. I usually just grab opposite ends of the parchment paper and can pour it directly into my mason jar, then throw away the parchment paper—super easy!

granola with honey and almonds
gluten free granola baked

Bake the granola for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Then, remove the granola from the oven and stir. This step helps ensure even cooking and helps so that the granola does not burn at the bottom. Don’t skip this step unless you want dry, burnt granola.

After stirring the granola, put it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Once this time has passed, remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Do not stir the granola during this ten minutes. As it is cooling, the granola is binding and creating those tasty granola clusters that we love.

dried cranberries for gluten free granola
cranberries for gluten free granola

After the granola is cooled, add the dried cranberries and mix well. Now you can transfer the granola to an airtight container. This granola can easily last for at least 2 weeks on the counter.

All Done!

Now you have a tasty, healthy Honey Almond Granola cereal that you can enjoy for breakfast or as a snack. I love adding my granola to my acai bowls; it provides such a delicious crunch!

If you like this Honey Almond Granola recipe, you’ll love my Homemade Maple Granola recipe as well!

dragon fruit, mango, coconut, homemade granola

Here's a quick recipe video!

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5 from 8 votes

Easy Homemade Honey Almond Granola Recipe

Sweet Honey Almond Granola made with almonds, cranberries, honey, and agave nectar. Made in less than 30 minutes, this Honey Almond Granola recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: easy granola recipe, how to make homemade granola
Servings: 6
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Shaved Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Hulled Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Agave
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients, starting with the dry ingredients and moving to the liquid ingredients. Stir to make sure all of the oats are coated.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and thoroughly stir the granola. Then, place the granola back in the oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, undisturbed.
  • Then, stir in any dried fruits you'd like.
  • Transfer the cooled granola to an airtight container for long-term storage at room temperature.

Video

Notes

Gluten-free: For gluten-free granola, make sure the oats were processed in a gluten-free facility.
Storage: Granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
 
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33 comments

Heather Prudeaux April 8, 2020 - 11:00 pm

5 stars
I love granola as cereal and on my yogurt, but I never make my own. I should because you can add what you like.

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Capri Lilly April 9, 2020 - 4:29 am

Hi Heather! Definitely, that’s the best part! Sometimes I play around with the recipe and add different kinds of nuts and dried fruits. It always turns out great!

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Alison August 28, 2020 - 3:45 pm

5 stars
Yum! I love the flavor and texture of this granola! So cruncy!

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Shelley August 28, 2020 - 4:16 pm

5 stars
Wow – this really is so easy! Why bother buying granola at the store when you can make your own so simply, and totally control what’s in it! I haven’t tried it yet, but I thought your suggestion of using dried mango sounded really good – kind of tropical and summery! At any rate, so fun to be able to play around with different additions – thanks for the ideas for that!

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Capri Lilly August 28, 2020 - 11:56 pm

Hi Shelley! That is exactly right! I like being able to control what goes into my food and with this granola I know exactly that. I find the store brought granola to be too sugary. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do 🙂

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Katherine Hackworthy August 28, 2020 - 4:18 pm

5 stars
So many wonderful flavors in this granola! I love it.

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Capri Lilly August 28, 2020 - 11:58 pm

Hi Katherine! I am happy you like it!

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Kristin August 28, 2020 - 4:28 pm

5 stars
I can’t wait to sprinkle this on my yogurt in the morning. So much better for you than store-bought granola! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Capri Lilly August 28, 2020 - 11:55 pm

Hi Kristin! I am so glad you like! 🙂

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Pris August 28, 2020 - 4:56 pm

5 stars
I love granola!! With milk and yogurt as well. It’s great to have a homemade recipe! The store bought ones are just not as good!

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Capri Lilly August 28, 2020 - 10:04 pm

Hi Pris! I like my granola with almond milk and on my acai bowls. && I’m with you! I’ve tried store brought but honestly, I prefer to just make my own!

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Taleen | Just As Tasty August 28, 2020 - 8:43 pm

5 stars
Homemade granola is the best! So excited to try this recipe!

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Alexandra August 28, 2020 - 10:27 pm

5 stars
Absolutely delicious – so great to have on hand for a delicious breakfast!

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Sue August 28, 2020 - 10:48 pm

5 stars
You can’t beat homemade granola – so fresh and delicious!

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Capri Lilly August 30, 2020 - 4:38 am

Hi Sue! I agree completely!

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Amy August 28, 2020 - 11:35 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! My family love granola and we always make it ourselves os always looking for new recipes!

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Emily Woodward August 29, 2020 - 3:05 am

5 stars
I love the sunflower seeds in the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Capri Lilly August 30, 2020 - 4:37 am

Hi Emily! I am glad you like it!

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Emily Flint August 29, 2020 - 3:13 am

5 stars
This granola is so good, I had to make a second batch!!

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Capri Lilly August 30, 2020 - 4:37 am

Hi Emily! I am glad you like! I make this granola about every other week 🙂

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Swathi August 29, 2020 - 4:32 am

5 stars
This is great granola recipe, Love the additon of almond and honey in granola.

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Angela August 29, 2020 - 8:16 am

5 stars
I love granola, but I’ve never tried to make it. It seems easy to make. I’ll try it for sure. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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Andréa Janssen August 29, 2020 - 8:58 am

5 stars
I love this granola recipe and the smell that’s get around my house when baking it! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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Capri Lilly August 30, 2020 - 4:36 am

Hi Andrea! I’m with you! It’s so warming!

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Marie August 29, 2020 - 7:33 pm

5 stars
Love this, will be using it as a good excuse to start making smoothie bowls again!

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Capri Lilly August 30, 2020 - 4:36 am

Hi Marie! Sounds great! I use this on my acai bowls all the time! So yummy

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Chef Dennis August 30, 2020 - 12:37 am

5 stars
This is making me drool! Looks really mouthwatering!

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Mama Maggie's Kitchen August 30, 2020 - 1:54 am

5 stars
My mouth is literally watering. My family would love this.

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Sanna August 31, 2020 - 9:50 am

5 stars
Nothing compares to homemade granola. Flavorful and delicious granola recipe.

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Natalie August 31, 2020 - 12:46 pm

5 stars
Homemade granola is the best. I love the flavors and ingredients you used here. I must give this recipe a try. Thanks!

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Debra September 1, 2020 - 12:39 am

5 stars
Love homemade granola….so much tastier plus less sugar than store bought.

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