Breakfast/ Snacks

Hazelnut Granola

hazelnut granola in a white ceramic dish with a silver spoon on a blue and white cloth

Hazelnut granola is sweet, a little salty, and oh, so delicious paired with dairy-free yogurt or dairy-free milk as an anytime breakfast. Or eat it alone as a snack. Tuck hazelnut granola into lunchboxes for a healthy treat. I eat this granola all day. It’s made with both chopped hazelnuts and hazelnut butter for extra flavor.

Unlike those cute bags of granola you buy in the supermarket, this granola contains no refined sugar. I used to eat a brand of peanut butter granola as a snack until I realized the astonishing amount of sugar I was eating in each cup of that great-tasting granola. My nutritionist says adults should eat no more than 18 grams of added sugar, total, per day. That’s about equivalent to 1 1/2 tablespoons of refined sugar.

I cut the amount of sugar in this granola by using monkfruit sweetener (which is usually mixed with erythritol) as well as stevia and honey. It’s still sweet, and it’s not sugar-free, but you can eat it without feeling your teeth ache from chewing on all that unhealthy refined sugar.

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Hazelnut Granola

By Springhouse Turtle Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Low in sugar, high in flavor, this sweet, slightly salty granola pairs well with dairy-free yogurt for breakfast or eaten alone as an anytime snack.


  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more if you want your granola a little saltier)
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia



Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.


Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.


Pour the hazelnuts into a food processor, and pulse a few times. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, sesame seeds, and flour mix. Set aside.


In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together the remaining ingredients until smooth.


Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, add the hazelnuts, and stir until well blended.


Spread the granola out on the cookie sheet.


Bake at 300 degrees F for 1 hour, flipping the granola half-way through with a spatula.


Remove from oven and allow to cool.


Break into pieces and place in a covered container.


Granola will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Make hazelnut granola with gluten-free rolled oats,…

rolled oats in a glass bowl on a wood counter


hazelnuts in a stainless steel measuring cup on a wood counter

…sesame seeds,…

sesame seeds in a stainless mesuring cup on a wood counter

…honey, vanilla, stevia, hazelnut butter, gluten-free flour and salt.

honey in a stainless steel measuring cup on a wood counter with a bottle of honey behind it

Put the hazelnuts into a food processor.

hazelnuts in a food processor about to be chopped up

Pulse a few times until the hazelnuts are roughly chopped.

chopped hazelnuts in a food processor

Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan.

coconut oil melting in a stainless steel saucepan on a black cooktop

Stir in the sweeteners and the hazelnut butter.

hazelnut butter and sweeteners stirred in a stainless saucepan

Mix until the all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

hazelnut butter and sweeteners melting together in a stainless steel saucepan

Stir the flour, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and salt into the rolled oats.

gluten-free flour and rolled oats stirred with a wood spoon in a glass bowl

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until blended.

mixing wet and dry ingredients together in a glass bowl to make hazelnut granola

Spread the granola out onto a greased or parchment-covered baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, cool, and break into pieces.

hazelnut granola on a round stainless steel baking sheet

Serve hazelnut granola with dairy-free yogurt or dairy-free milk or eat it all by itself as a snack.

hazelnut granola in a white ceramic dish with a silver spoon on a blue and white cloth

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