This easy, gluten-free cinnamon coconut granola is one of my family’s favorites. With only a few, naturally gluten-free ingredients, it’s a win for breakfast. And it’s even easy enough that my kids can make it themselves!
All the breakfast love.
There’s no doubt in my mind that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not to mention my favorite. Unless you count dessert… Seriously, though, I love breakfast and can quite often be found eating it for lunch and dinner, as well. ‘Cause pancakes, waffles, and coffee cake can be very versatile, am I right?
And I’m proud to say that one thing I’ve passed down to my kids is a love of all things breakfast. Their first kitchen job was flipping pancakes, and from there they graduated to smoothie-making, omelette-making, and now my oldest kiddos have moved up to making a batch of granola!
Next generation cooks.
Though the original recipe for this granola came from my mom, my daughter modified it a few times, cutting out sugars and other ingredients until she ended up with this delicious granola. Well, I’m really only guessing that it’s delicious by the way my family devours it. I, sadly, can’t tolerate oats – not even certified gluten-free ones. 🙁
But, anyway, I’m happy to add this cinnamon coconut granola to my arsenal of healthy and delicious breakfasts I can feed my family. And I’m even happier that I don’t have to make it for them. My daughter takes care of that herself! And she does a pretty durn good job, if I do say so myself.
It feels pretty good to have worked myself out of the “resident granola-maker” job. #momwin
Cinnamon Coconut Granola.
This easy recipe makes a big batch of granola – about 14 large servings. If you don’t need that much, or don’t want to store it (it with last a week or two), you can cut the batch in half.
You can also add in things like chopped walnuts or almond, raisins, or craisins to the dry ingredients. They’re delicious additions, but I have a few kiddos who don’t like one or the other, so we leave them out.
Here are a few more delicious granola recipes, if you’re on the lookout:
- Apple Almond Granola
- Strawberry Apple Granola
- Keto/Paleo Granola
- Quinoa Granola
- Slow Cooker Vanilla Coconut Granola
- Maple Walnut Granola
I also have a delicious no-bake paleo granola recipe in my ebook, Easy Grain Free. If you’re a cereal fan, I know you’ll love it! The ebook is full of simple and delicious paleo and primal breakfasts, snacks, lunches, desserts, and drinks – all of which are 100% healthy! Each recipe includes notes with options that help you fit the dish into different diet plans, including keto/low-carb and the GAPS Diet, as well.
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Cinnamon Coconut Granola
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined-sugar.
- 8 cups gluten-free oats
- 2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 350.
In large bowl combine first dry ingredients. In smaller bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and mix together until well combined.
Spread granola over a large cookie sheet, or two smaller ones, making sure it’s evenly distributed.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, for softer granola. For dryer granola, stir the granola on the pan and bake it again for 5-10 minutes, depending on how dry you want it.
Let cool on pan before storing in covered container.
Want to peruse some of my family’s other favorite breakfasts? Check these out…