Gluten Free Coconut Cashew Granola

My granola making obsession continues with Gluten Free Coconut Cashew Granola…gluten free oats, cashews, toasted coconut…yum!!

Start by measuring out oats, coconut, and cashews into a mixing bowl.


In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and a pinch of sea salt until it is combined.

Pour the mixture over the oats. Work quickly. This is a very sticky sauce and it takes quite a bit of stirring to coat all of the dry ingredients.


Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. This will bake for about 25-30 minutes. I would recommend stirring this granola every 10 minutes, because the coconut flakes burn easily.



Let cool and enjoy!



Gluten Free Coconut Cashew Granola


  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (use an unsweetened variety)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, and cashews.
  • In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil, honey, sugar, and sea salt. Heat until it is fully combined and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the liquid into the oat mixture. Mix quickly. It will seem dry and that there is not enough liquid. Keep mixing…it will work!
  • Spread the mixture into an even layer on the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Stir at the 10 and 20 minute mark. At the 25 minute mark, stir and check. It may be done. If not, place back into the oven for a few more minutes.
  • Let cool and harden completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Coconut Cashew Granola

      • foodradical says:

        Sadly, my temperamental little oven baked my batch a bit too toasty brown. Checked it mid-way & it was coming along nicely. 5 mins later, it was heading toward burnt! Even though it got over baked, it is still tasty & I plan on eating it all! 🙂

      • jessicahessler says:

        Oh no! Ovens can be tricky and coconut can burn quickly. I tend to do granola at higher temperatures because I am impatient but if you want to try it again in the future you can lower the oven to 300 or 325° and then just watch the cooking time it will probably be slightly longer.

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