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gluten free granola

Easy Granola (Bars Or Cereal)

Make a big batch so you’re set for the month.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 254 kcal


  • 4 cups rolled oats *gluten free if you are sensitive
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats raw
  • 2/3 cup flax seeds ground
  • 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened; and/or other chopped nuts
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil *I like to either use coconut oil; or a combination of half olive oil and half coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds Optional for granola bar
  • 9 Tbsp water* Optional for granola bar
  • *Optional add-ins: chopped dried fruit; chopped raw nuts and/or seeds such as almonds, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a 1 cup measuring cup combine oil (melted if using coconut oil), sweetener and vanilla.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients and mix until fully coated.
  4. For cereal, spread out on one large baking sheet and bake at 325F for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. For bars:
    Make flax eggs by combining the ground flax/ chia with water and set aside for 5-10 minutes until gelatinous. Mix the rest of the ingredients into the flax/chia eggs.
    Line a 8x8 baking tray with parchment, and press the mixture firmly (to ensure they hold their shape) and bake until top is evenly deep golden brown.

  6. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Recipe Notes

*For cereal I like to use extra virgin olive oil and maple syrup with chopped nuts added, where-as for bars I like to use virgin coconut oil with honey as the honey helps the bars hold together better. Chocolate chips are a great treat added into the bars!