cheapest gluten-free an dairy-free granola

The cheapest homemade gluten-free granola


If you’re looking for a tasty and quick gluten-free breakfast option, granola is the perfect solution. But sometimes store-bought granolas can be expensive, especially the gluten-free ones. This is why I came up with a very easy and cheap solution to make a big batch at home, requiring a very small amount of money.

Not only is it easy to make, but it can be customized to your liking and can last for weeks when stored properly. In this article, we’ll show you how to make the cheapest gluten-free granola using only a few simple ingredients. The trick is to use rice cakes as main ingredient. They are normally made of rice only, without any animal product, so they are vegan as well. Crash them with your hands to make small pieces and then add all the other ingredients. You can also use mixed type of rice cakes, like corn ones or quinoa/rice ones. This is also a good option to use your leftover stale rice cakes.


One of the great things about making your own granola is that you can customize it to your liking. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Add dried fruit: After the granola has cooled, stir in some dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or chopped apricots.
  • Use different nuts and seeds: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different kinds of nuts and seeds to create a unique flavor profile.
  • Sweeten it up: If you like your granola on the sweeter side, add some brown sugar or more honey/maple syrup to the wet mixture.
  • Spice it up: Try adding different spices to your granola, such as nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom, to give it a little extra flavor.

Making your own gluten-free granola at home is a great way to save money and ensure that you’re getting a delicious and nutritious breakfast. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a customized batch of granola that will last for weeks. Give it a try and see how easy and delicious homemade granola can be!

The cheapest homemade gluten-free granola

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Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 10 unsalted rice cakes

  • 1 cup puffed quinoa, buckwheat or gluten-free flakes

  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp oil (coconut or rice)

  • 4 tbsp water or milk

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, nuts, coconut chips (each)

How to

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, break the rice cakes up with your hands, until you get small pieces of them (the size of an hazelnut). It’s easier to do this step two by two.
  • Mix in the other puffed cereal or flakes of choice.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey or maple syrup, oil, and water until well combined. You can ease this step by heating the mixture in the microwave shortly or on a hot pot of water.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is coated evenly.
  • Spread the granola mixture out onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stirring once. After this first 15 minutes, add the chopped nuts, coconut chips or anything else you want to add (expect for things like chocolate chips that go at the end). Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the granola is golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from oven and add your toppings like chocolate chips, raisins or others. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring it to an airtight container for storage.

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