Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola


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On days when I’m really craving a big bowl of crunchy cereal with almond milk, I make this Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola recipe.

It’s made up of toasted gluten-free rolled oats, almond flour, chia seeds, and crushed almonds… It is seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, and vanilla. And it’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup. 🙂

I find it to be a deliciously addicting granola and it really hits the cereal craving spot.

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Does anyone else ever wake up just wanting a nice bowl of crunchy cereal?

I certainly do, but I also personally like knowing exactly what is inside my cereal and have found that the best way to do that is to make your own.

Which lead me to come up with this Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola recipe.

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What’s great about making your own and with this recipe in particular, is that it is super easy to customize.

Want a different nut or crunch here? Add it in!

Like honey instead of maple syrup? Go for it.

What about flaxseeds? Do it!

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I’m sharing my favorite combo here in this recipe. I LOVE the way almonds, chia seeds, and rolled oats pair together. And I really love the way that the maple sweetens it all up and how everything toasts together while baking.

SO good. I’ve made this Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola recipe many many times.

I love storing large quantities of it in a tupperware and then enjoying it all week long (if it makes it that long).

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I have found that this Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola tastes SO good with almond milk.

It’s also kind of a game changer when paired with coconut cream ice-cream. If you haven’t tried adding granola to your ice-cream, you need to. This weekend! 🙂

This recipe has been my healthier cereal alternative and I hope it becomes yours too!

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Also, can I just talk how gorgeous these blue thistle flowers are in these photos? They are my FAVORITE flower, with an irresistible wild beauty. I could stare at them for hours. 🙂

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Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola | Perchance to Cook,
Gluten-free Chia-Almond Granola
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Dominique Fasano | Perchance To Cook
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the gluten-free rolled oats, almond flour, chia seeds, crushed almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt together.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the olive oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until all of the dry ingredients are wet.
  5. Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet, and make sure it is evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, then mix the granola with a spatula. Add the dried cranberries and mix them into the granola. Bake for another 20 minutes. (Keep an eye on your granola during this last 20 minutes, if it gets a golden brown before 20 minutes is up, remove it...My pan was smaller so I think it took more time to become golden.)


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  1. This looks absolutely FABULOUS. I’m addicted to granola (like I make a big batch every week…and eat it every week) and I love chia seeds, so this is a winner for me!

    1. haha same here! I go through granola phases and make it all the time!

  2. Great recipe. Looks like something I can try someday. I have just this week decided to go gluten free because of medical problems. This is only my second day being gluten free.

    1. oh wow, big changes ahead! GF eating is just as delicious as non-GF. You just have to prep a little more. 🙂

  3. I love granola so much. I’m definitely going to have to try this one out. I usually eat mine with almond milk, but putting it with yogurt is also very good!

    1. Yes almond milk is my all time favorite… or ice-cream 🙂

  4. Wow! It looks delicious! 🙂

  5. Hey Dominique,

    your gluten free granola looks fantastic – now I know what I can make for breakfast when one of my friends (she is gluten intolerant) is visiting 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

    1. oh great! That’s so nice of you!

  6. I always wake up wanting crunchy cereal! And I love homemade granola, so this recipe is right up my street! Looks delicious 🙂

    1. Something about the crunch is SO satisfying!

  7. Yum! I’ve been looking for a good granola recipe. I will definitely be trying this out.

    1. Great! Happy to hear it 🙂

  8. A match made in heaven , these look so darn delicious I’m heading to the supermarket to get my ingredients and make this over the weekend <# ymmm thanks for this recipe babe <3 xoxo

    1. Woop!Let me know how it turns out ?

  9. My friend is gluten free and always looking for recipes! Ill share this to her. Thank you! And it looks yum!!

    1. Thanks so much, I hope she likes it!

  10. Yum! This Granola looks so healthy and delicious too. I love all kinds of granola, especially served with vanilla Greek yogurt!

  11. Yum! I love granola but I still haven’t tried to make it myself. Will definitely give this recipe a go 🙂

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