gluten free granola on pan

Healthy Granola Recipe (Nut-free & Oil-free)

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Granola Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

STARCH |  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, Vegan

This healthy granola is gluten-free and easy to prepare, without oil or nuts. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup and makes a great snack or quick breakfast. 



  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas)
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or spices of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. 

  3. Transfer the mixture to the lined baking sheet and spread it out for even baking. Bake at 350ºF until lightly golden, about 20 minutes.

  4. Allow the granola to cool on the pan completely before removing it. Use your hands to break the granola into smaller pieces and store it in an airtight container until ready to eat. Serve with your favorite milk or yogurt, or on its own. 

  5. Granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or in the fridge for up to a month.