Intensely addictive Low-FODMAP Granola/Trail Mix recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

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This is the best granola (and low-FODMAP granola) you have ever had, hands down.  Enjoy it with low-FODMAP milk, spoon it over lactose-free yogurt or low-FODMAP ice cream or just straight from the cookie-sheet.  It won’t last long!

This low-FODMAP granola/trail mix is perfect for a gift or bake sale.

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Granola/Trail Mix; Gluten free, Dairy free

Although this low-FODMAP granola has not been tested, a single serving should be low FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Servings: 18 or more, serving size 1/4 cup

Prep time: 10 min

Bake time: 45 min

Total time: 55 minutes

Bake: 300 F


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (can also use butter)
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup (Brown rice syrup makes for a clumpier granola.)
    • You can also use ¼ cup each (I usually do a both maple syrup and brown rice syrup combination)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • About 2 cups of stir-ins (substitute to your preference):
    • ½ to 1 cup (maximum 110 g) unsweetened coconut flakes
    • ½ cup (maximum 72 g) sliced almonds
    • ¼ cup (maximum 140 g) chia or pumpkin seeds
    • ½ cup (maximum 120 g) pecan halves
    • ½ cup (maximum 180 g) walnut halves
    • ½ cup (maximum 90 g) hazelnuts
  • The following stir-ins can be added pre- or post-bake depending on preference; I prefer post-bake:
    • ½ cup (maximum 78 g) raisins
    • ½ cup (maximum 78 g) dried cranberries (no added juices)
    • ½ cup (maximum 180 g) semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 300 F
  • Combine oats, cinnamon and 2 cups selected stir-ins to be baked in a large bowl
  • Melt coconut oil in microwave, about 30 seconds
  • Combine coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla and syrups in a second medium bowl
  • Pour liquid over oats mixture and stir to cover
  • Spread mixture flat on a baking sheet (2 sheets for doubled recipe) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes
  • Stir with spatula and then return to oven to finish baking for another 20 minutes (total time 45 min)
  • Let cool, then mix in remaining stir-ins, such as chocolate chips, raisins or dried cranberries, if desired

Try a combination!

  • Store in an airtight container if it lasts longs enough to be stored…
  • So good over low-FODMAP Ice Cream

Comments Rating 5 (4 reviews)

18 Responses

  1. Love it!

    This granola is delicious! Crisp and toothsome, and the maple and cinnamon are warm and inviting. Love how many options I have.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Casey! We absolutely agree, we couldn’t live without this granola 🙂

    1. Johanna,
      Thank you for your question. Yes! A single serving of raisins (13 g, or one tablespoon) has been found to be low FODMAP. You may want to check out our low-FODMAP Happy Gut Guide with its free food lists for more information 🙂

  2. excellent! (but I'd add salt!)

    Very easy and delicious! Almost perfect but for my taste, I will probably add a teaspoon of salt next time I make it…

    1. Hi Ben!
      Thanks for the feedback. A little hit of salt sounds like a great addition 🙂
      Glad to hear from you and stay in touch with us please!!

    1. Donna!
      LOVE THIS 🙂
      you are so kind to post this comment – it made our day shine!!
      Stay in touch!

  3. First time ever making Granola and wowww – we didn’t use any brown sugar as I like to keep it refined sugar free but it’s still absolutely YUM! Thank you so much x

  4. I would love to know the nutritional values for this mainly the carbs that are in each serving. Only for diabetic reasons. Do you happen to know this info?

    1. Hi Jamie,
      Thanks so much for your review! We do not have the ability to provide nutritionals for the recipes in this site. There are also so many variations for the granola that it would impact your version’s results. You may wish to use an available app online to help you with your calculation. Good luck!!

  5. Many thanks for sharing this great recipe! Once I’ve bought the ingredients,today, I’ll be switching that oven on 🙂 However, this post is referring to those who’ve been asking about the calorific content. I haven’t calculated the other nutritional elements, e.g. protein, fats, etc. (I don’t care, as long as I can eat it ?)
    Depending on the choice of nuts and berries (didn’t include chocolate chips), a VERY approximate guide is around 4,500 kcals for the whole batch…..

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