Gluten Free Sunbutter Crunch Granola

Sunbutter Crunch Granola

Continuing on with my goal to eat more breakfast in 2013, I came up with this quick recipe for gluten free and nut free granola crunch. This recipe has just 5 ingredients, requires hardly any work and best of all, can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for when the need to crunch strikes you.

Personally I like to layer this crunch with non-fat Greek yogurt and berries in a sort of parfait. I mean, who doesn’t like eating dessert for breakfast? It feels indulgent when it is really not.

You can certainly eat this Sunbutter Crunch Granola in a bowl with the milk of your choice if you prefer to go the more typical breakfast route.

So far my 2013 is working out nicely; I am eating more breakfast, drinking less coffee and getting more exercise. In fact, if I really must go to the coffee shop, I ride my bike. I feel like the benefits outweigh the vice!

How’s your year going so far?

Gluten Free Sunbutter Granola

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Gluten Free Sunbutter Crunch Granola
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Gluten Free Sunbutter Crunch Granola Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ¼ cup creamy Sunbutter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups certified gluten free rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with gluten-free non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the Sunbutter and honey in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the Sunbutter has melted. Stir in the vanilla, oats and salt. Make sure all the oats are coated with the Sunbutter mixture. Spread the mixture in an even layer on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice while baking. Let cool. Mixture will become crunchy as it cools.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Sunbutter Crunch Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Phil
    January 10, 2013

    Looks so easy even I could make it. Thanks for the recipe and yogurt idea! :)

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 10, 2013

      Super easy! Enjoy!

  2. January 10, 2013

    Thanks for this. My husband loves granola, but commerical gluten-free granola is filled with processed-looking stuff that doesn’t appeal to me. I like that this is natural and not loaded with sugar. Since we can eat nuts, I might just add some.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 10, 2013

      My pleasure and if you can have nuts, that would make a lovely addition. Enjoy!

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  5. January 24, 2013

    how much honey – the recipe just says 1/4. is it 1/4 cup of honey?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 25, 2013

      Yes, sorry – I have fixed it! Thank you so much for bringing to my attention!!!

  6. carrie
    January 27, 2013

    could I use a creamy almond butter or regular creamy peanut butter? can I add dried cranberries – or would they become too hard during the baking?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 28, 2013

      The substitutions will work just fine, Enjoy!

  7. Heidi
    February 10, 2013

    I just tried this recipe … absolutely delish! Did a little substitution (almond butter) since I didn’t have quite enough sunflower butter on hand, but it came out great.
    Thanks Carol, I’m looking forward to trying many more recipes from this site.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      February 13, 2013

      Thank you Heidi, so happy you enjoyed it!

  8. March 9, 2013

    I cannot have oats so I used 1 c quinoa flakes and 1 c gluten free rice crispies and it turned out perfectly!! Thank you so much, I can have granola again!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 9, 2013

      Yay Natalie! So happy you can have granola again!

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  10. May 7, 2013

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds like it would be good with almond butter as well as sunflower butter. Thanks again.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      May 7, 2013

      Thank you and I think if you can have nuts, it would be just as good!

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  14. Katherine Emerson
    May 10, 2019

    How should this be stored? Could it be stored at room temperature – and for how many days? Would it be ok on a five-hour bus ride? Thank you.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      May 10, 2019

      Hi Katherine,

      Yes, it can be stored at room temperature, unless you live in a hot climate then I’d suggest refrigerating it if storing for a couple days, just to make sure it holds its texture. I’d suggest 3 days, maybe up to 5. Yes, it would be ok on a five-hour bus ride.

      Hope you enjoy it!


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