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Healthy Homemade Granola

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is low in sugar and filled with wholesome goodness. Nuts, seeds, and other crunchy bits to make for the most satisfying breakfast, or snack! It’s also vegan and gluten-free.

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

I had this fantastic idea to make super crunchy and out of this world good for you Florentines. Instead they turned out to be a super crunchy and out of this world good for you Granola! So here I am sharing the tips and the recipe.

How to make Healthy Homemade Granola

The best part about making your own granola is the fact that you can customise it. Add what you like, skip the ingredients you don’t.

The following Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is packed with all sorts of natural and wholesome ingredients. Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, macadamias, pistachios and chia seeds.

Sweeten the recipe a touch with a little rice malt syrup (or honey). Thrown in a few organic sultanas for good measure. If you like crispy rice cereal, add some for an extra crunch. It can be gluten-free and vegan if you so wish. You call the shots.

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Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe Gluten Free

And so, at 4:10pm I sat at my desk with a bowl of the crunchiest, most satisfying, no added sugar bowl of Granola I’ve had in… well, probably ever. I am glad the Florentines didn’t work out, because breakfast for the rest of the week has been that much better!

Oh, and then I had another thought! Since I am trying to plan a wedding, this would make a perfect gift for the guests to take home. Don’t you think?

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe Gluten Free

So tell me, do you have days when you crave breakfast foods as a snack? Do you find more comfort in cereal or cooked breakfast foods?

Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
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Healthy Homemade Granola

This easy Healthy Homemade Granola recipe is low in sugar and filled with wholesome goodness of nuts, seeds, and other crunchy bits to make for the most satisfying breakfast, or snack! It's also vegan and gluten-free, just in case you were wondering. Omit rice malt syrup altogether if you wish,
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 -6


For the Healthy Homemade Granola - Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rice krispies (Freedom Foods or Nature's Path Brown Crispy Rice)
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/8 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup shredded organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup macadamias
  • 1/4 cup organic sultanas or raisins
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the Healthy Homemade Granola - Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup


To make the Healthy Homemade Granola:

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • In a mesuring jug, whisk together wet ingredients.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix well.
  • Turn the granola out onto the paper-lined baking sheet and spread evenly around.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the granola has turned golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To store:

  • Store granola in an airtight container in the fridge pantry for 2-3 weeks.


Enjoy on its own as a healthy snack, or serve with your choice of milk or yoghurt.
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Anne S January 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

YUUUUM! You must be one busy lady with the book and wedding planning! I love snacking on cereal so this looks great to me. And yes, a nice gesture to give something like this to guests. Love it!

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook January 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Yes, indeed Anne. Sometimes I wonder myself how I’m going to do it all, but so far so good. :-)

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I am soooooooo making this! I love that you used coconut water! Great calorie saver!!

Tessa January 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Lovely granola! Great photography as usual!

[email protected] January 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I just love coconut oil and the subtle flavour it brings to dishes. Great granola recipe Martyna. I just know this would be delicious!

Bam's Kitchen January 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I love granola and love to munch on it morning noon and night and your healthy version looks super crunchy and delicious. Just shared your site with some foodies here in HK…. Take Care, BAM

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook January 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Thanks Bam, on both counts! Good luck with the move too :-)

Tina @ bitemeshowme January 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

I have only had granola a couple times and fell absolutely in love. Thanks for sharing how to make your own. I definitely think I’ll be making a batch as I’m a bit of a health freak in the mornings…. Love the photos! Amazing.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook January 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Great to hear Tina! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words.

jcatesby January 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

What a clever person .. waste not, want not! Absolutely delicious. By the way, the Cheesecake recipe is the best in the world. I have made it twice now, the first time with Italian OOO flour, the second with unbleached organic spelt flour, but the Italian was by far the best BECAUSE it was much finer and the pastry was so delicate. The spelt was rather heavy and stodgy. The filling is also scrumptious.

Congrats on your engagement.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

This looks great! I rarely eat breakfast so I tend to eat my breakfast foods as a snack. Cereal is such a great idea if you feel like something crunchy! :D

Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice January 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Busy busy girl, lots going on! That was me last year – overseas wedding, buying/renovating our apartment and working like a crazy lady. You can totally do it! You’ll look back with self pride and a bit of disbelief, but you’ll do it :)

I adore granola, I have it almost every day with yogurt and berries. Love making it at home, too, so your recipe is next in my queue!

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy January 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm

This would be such a great wedding guest gift. I am in love with home made granola at the moment and I look forward to trying your version out!

Sylvie Shirazi (@gourmandeinthek) January 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

Sometimes the best recipes are happy accidents!

[email protected] January 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I love granola… and I love when things that don’t turn out as you planned actually end up being even better! I think this is a great wedding favour gift.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook January 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Thanks Amanda! I might include it in the little “gourmet guestroom packs” I am planning.

Cyndie March 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Your granola recipe sounds lovely. I have muesli every morning (week days) with natural yoghurt and honey.

Natural Granola May 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

Thanks for sharing. It looks like a good granola recipe, and giving some as a gift sounds like a good idea. Thanks again.

Tina June 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Would love to try this but would like to see nutritional information.

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Corné & Lara September 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Wow amazing, we will definitely try this Martyna!

Ruth December 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have never been into this type of food and absolutely can’t eat muslie but really needed to look at my healthy eating and loosing weight. I made it last night and had it this morning for breakfast with some yoghurt and am pleased to say i really enjoyed it! Thanks heaps!! Will be making more and a also making a double batch for when family are down over christmas :0)

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook December 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hi Ruth, great to hear you enjoyed it! Have a safe and merry Christmas!

Sofie April 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

How many calories in 1/4 cup in this granola?


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