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Gluten Free Carrot Cake Granola {gf, v, rsf}

Updated: Apr 9, 2021

Spring is upon on, and that means carrot cake is a must! You know what else is a must? This carrot cake granola. This granola is full of cinnamon spice goodness, along with the typical carrot cake sweetness. It includes gluten free oats, a variety of nuts, almond butter, shredded carrot, pure maple syrup, shredded coconut, and so much more. It makes for the best addition to any yogurt bowl, as cereal, or a great snack on its own! It takes under 25 minutes total to make, so what are you waiting for? It’s gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, and full of flavor. See Substitutions below.



Prep time: 5 minutes

Bake time: 17-19 minutes

Serving size: 12


2c gluten free rolled oats

1/2c chopped pecans

1/2c chopped walnuts

3tbs shredded coconut

1/3c shredded carrot

1/4c melted coconut oil (melted)

1tbs flaxseed meal

1 1/2tsp pure vanilla

1/4c pure maple syrup

2tbs creamy almond butter*

1tbs cinnamon

1tbs pumpkin spice

1/4c chopped dates or raisins flakey sea salt

*georgia grinders code: wellnesswithmak


Coconut oil- sub for vegan butter.

Almond butter- both cashew butter, walnut butter, or pecan butter would work.

Pumpkin Spice- sub with allspice or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger.


1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.

2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients (besides dates/raisins) and mix evenly.

3. Once the granola starts to clump together, transfer to prepped baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

4. While it bakes, chop dates into pieces. If using raisins, just set to the side.

5. Once done, remove granola from oven and sprinkle on the raisins and/or dates.

6. Transfer to the freezer for 20 minutes to harden.

7. Remove from freezer, break into clusters, and store in an air right jar!


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