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Low Sugar Crunchy Walnut Granola (gluten free, vegan)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks


Low sugar gluten free and vegan crunchy walnut granola!


  • 1 + 1/2 cups gluten free old fashion oats
  • 1 (heaping) cup raw walnut pieces 
  • 1/3 cup uncooked white quinoa 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

Optional for sweeter granola:

  • Add 12 tbsp coconut sugar 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, quinoa, coconut, and sea salt until well mixed.
  3. Pour the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla into the bowl and use a rubber spatula to mix everything together until everything is evenly coated. 
  4. Spread the mixture out onto a large baking sheet in an even layer.
  5. Bake for 17 minutes, give everything a good stir, and bake for an addition 5-7 minutes until golden but not burnt. Allow to cool completely, then transfer the granola into an airtight container that can be stores on the counter for up to 2 weeks.