Not-a-Million Calories Gluten-Free Maple Granola Recipe

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Hi, guys!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this granola make a number of appearances in recent weeks. I am totally obsessed with it. I lovvvvve granola. So. Frickin’. Much. It’s one of those foods that I probably shouldn’t keep in the house because I will eat the entire box, but it’s just so darn delicious.

I feel the same way about cereal. So much love. But cereal isn’t typically loaded with calories (and sugar) like granola, so I usually end up eating it on a regular basis in my meals and snacks.

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Long story short, I combined the best of both worlds with this recipe for Not-a-Million Calories Gluten-Free Maple Granola. This granola recipe is similar to the traditional granola that we all know and love, but Cheerios lighten-up the calorie count (only 140 calories per serving), and we keep that same great crunch. Maple extract adds flavor and a subtle sweetness without adding a ton of sugar. This granola recipe is also super simple to make. Just combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and pop in the oven. It’s as easy as that!

Easy Gluten-Free Maple Granola Recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine Cheerios, oats, almonds, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine melted coconut oil, honey, and maple extract and then pour over Cheerio mixture. Stir until oil mixture fully coats cereal.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spread cereal mixture evenly on top.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cereal starts to brown lightly.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 servings

Macros: P 3 C 17 F 7


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