Gluten Free Cranberry-Walnut Granola

Udi's Granola has been my go-to in the world of gluten-free granola. I love that their granola isn't syrupy-sweet, and that they use minimal ingredients. And the flavors are to die for! Unfortunately for my wallet, the littlest member of our family has also developed quite a taste for their Cranberry-Walnut variety. When a $6 bag of granola vanished in less than 48 hours, I knew it was time to come up with a recipe of my own.

I'm delighted to say that this recipe reminds me quite a bit of the Udi's variety, and that it passed the three-year-old test with flying colors!

4 Cups Gluten-Free Oats
1 Cup Walnuts {I chopped mine a bit for smaller pieces}
1/3 Cup Grapeseed Oil
1/2 Cup Honey
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups Dried Cranberries

To Make:
Combine oats and walnuts in a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk oil, honey, and vanilla to combine. Believe it or not, it'll come together!
Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and then use a wooden spoon to thoroughly mix. You'll know you've done enough mixing when all of the oats have a bit of a wet sheen to them.
Line two baking sheets {jelly-roll pans are best, as they have sides} with parchment paper, and spread the mixture over the two baking sheets.
Bake at 300 degrees for about ten minutes, and then remove from the oven.
Using a spatula, scoop and turn the granola, then spread it on the pans again.
Return to the oven and bake for another eight to ten minutes, until golden brown.
Don't be alarmed if the granola still feels a bit 'soft' in places, as it will crisp up a bit as it cools.
When the granola has cooled, mix in cranberries, and then store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

For plain, Basic Granola... omit walnuts and cranberries. Add one extra cup oats.

For Cinnamon-Raisin Granola... omit walnuts and cranberries. Add two teaspoons cinnamon before baking, then add raisins after granola cools. You could also add chopped pecans.

I shared my recipe on... Allergy Free Wednesday, Made from Scratch Monday


  1. Just made this. Like many things on your blog, it was easy to make and fit the bill tastewise. I find I like it plain better than with coconut milk. Ooh, that gives me an idea! Coconut flakes added or coconut oil subbed for some of the grapeseed oil would be yummy.

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I too had a tough time giving up my oats & granola. I love Udi's Granola because of the minimal ingredients. But me & 3 of my children have Celiac's so it gets expensive. I went specifically looking for a recipe that would be close to the Udi's granola. Can't wait to give this a try. :)


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