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Recipe: Grain + Gluten Free Lemon Cranberry Chia Granola

In a breakfast rut? Start your day with some yummy granola – with milk or toss it on top of some fruit and yogurt. In this GRAIN FREE recipe, lemon is the star  and takes this granola on a departure from your standard, almost too familiar, cinnamon-type granola. It makes for a great snack, and a topping for ice cream too! 

It only takes a few minutes to mix together, and then about an hour in a low-temperature oven. You can choose other nuts and seeds, if you prefer something a little different!

Grain + Gluten Free Lemon Cranberry Chia Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: About 3 Cups

Grain + Gluten Free Lemon Cranberry Chia Granola

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  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds (slivered works well)
  • 1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries, Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest (or dried lemon peel)


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Place the coconut, nuts and seeds in a blender or food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to mix well.
  4. Spread the granola out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. It should be a little golden on top. If not, let it bake another 10 minutes or so.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool - don't do any stirring or anything just yet.
  7. When completely cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.