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grain-free granola recipe

Easy Grain-Free Granola

  • Author: Camille Styles
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups granola 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


I make this easy grain-free granola recipe every Sunday, pop it in the freezer, then enjoy it all week on top of yogurt, fruit, or by the handful as a snack.


Units Scale
  • 3 cups Coconut Flakes cereal (I buy the one from Thrive Market—look for one with the main ingredient organic coconut meat)
  • 1 1/2 cups seeds of choice—I mix sunflower, pumpkin, and hemp seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raw nuts of choice—slivered almonds and chopped walnuts are my picks
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 small container applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together egg white, applesauce, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Spread out the coconut flakes cereal, seeds, and nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pour the egg white mixture over, use your hands to toss together until everything is moistened, then spread out in an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until starting to get toasty. Flip the granola and stir it around, then bake for about 15 more minutes until both sides are starting to turn golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool—the granola will become even crispier as it cools.


  • Feel free to swap an equal amount of any nuts or seeds—I’ve used flaxseeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, and pistachios all with great success!
  • You can also use 1/4 cup canned puréed pumpkin in place of the applesauce. I love to do this in the fall with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice for “pumpkin spice” granola!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: breakfast

Keywords: grain-free granola