Well, it’s not really a granola.

It’s more of a mish-mosh of nuts n’ seeds.

But it’s my idea of a gluten free granola.

And a vegan granola, too.

But it’s delish.

I know I always say my recipes are delish…

But this one really is.

Super-Duper Delish.


Well, it takes a second to make and only a toss into the oven for a lil’ baking.

Your kitchen will smell divine.

Yes, divine, I tell ‘ya.

I made this grain-free variation as I for one, cannot eat any grains so I thought it’d be fun to try a spin on the classic grain-full granola.

The mixture looks scarily similar to regular granola and tastes that way too.

But without all that added sugar and well, grains.

So, enter my grain-free granola.

Eat it with a spoon (you caught me), eat it with your hands, sprinkle some atop your salads, use it as a gluten-free breadcrumb mixture for your tofu, fish or chicken.

Either way.

You’ll be a lover of this fine, fine granola.

Homemade Granola

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Vegan

Makes 2 cups


  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried lavender


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; gently toss to combine.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet.  Spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.
  7. Serve warm or room temperature atop salads, grilled veggies, oatmeal or desserts.
  8. Store in a sealed glass container for up to two weeks.

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  1. way to go Amie, congrats on all the new jobs and articles! also this does look delish, i’m tired of even trying the GF granolas because they’re too sweet and stuffed with corn which I don’t really want anymore either. just stocked up on dried fruits and some raw nuts at Sahadis, and going to make some toasty stuff and then throw in minced dates and some dried cherries and coconut and call it trail mix :). LOVE hazelnuts but didn’t think to get any, will do so next time around. thanks for sharing your wisdom!

    1. Thank you, Bethany. So happy to hear from you and hope all’s well with you and the family. I bet your trail mix is delicious; I like the idea of the minced dates in there…great idea.
      Have a wonderful Sunday!

    1. I was JUST thinking of you. Too funny; yes, let’s reschedule. Email me when you’re free. oxox Have fun in SF!