Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)
Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious – you definitely won’t miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack. This post is sponsored by Noosa.
I’ve told you guys soooo many times about my favorite breakfast: yogurt, granola, and berries. I could eat it pretty much everyday – it’s one of those meals I just don’t get sick of.
One of the reasons I probably don’t get sick of it is the wide variety of yogurts and granola I can use. So many delicious flavor possibilities! The options are pretty much endless – as well represented by the wide variety of granola recipes on my site.
Usually when I run out of a batch of granola, it’s inspiration to create a new recipe, with new flavors. Sometimes the inspiration comes from delicious yogurt instead though!
When the folks over at Noosa offered to send me some of their new tart&sweet flavors, I jumped at the chance because I LOVE Noosa yogurt. It’s incredibly creamy and has these scrumptious ribbons of jammy, fruity goodness swirled throughout.
Their newest flavors are NO exception. They’ve got Orange & Ginger, Strawberry & Hibiscus, and Pear & Cardamom – SWOON ❤️! My mom was coming over the day I made this granola, and we had a little taste test to see which flavor was our favorite.
The Strawberry & Hibiscus was deliciously creamy and a little tangy, with a sweet berry taste – definitely had a little tropical twist. The Pear & Cardamom a little sweeter and wasn’t as tangy, but was still incredibly delicious with that hint of cardamom – it was the perfect combo of sweet and spice. The favorite of the day, though, was the Orange & Ginger. It was super tangy and flavorful – my mom compared it to a tangy creamsicle! You could absolutely taste the tree-ripened oranges and freshly minced ginger in there.
The day’s favorite, the Orange & Ginger, also served as inspiration for this Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola! Oh man, they complemented each other nicely. The creamy, tangy yogurt paired with the crunchy, flavorful granola was a match made in HEAVEN.
This granola is grain-free, so the base doesn’t have any oats. Instead, we’ve got a mix of nuts, seeds, and flaked coconut which helps make this granola super filling. It’s flavored with orange zest for a bit of tang, along with ground ginger and cinnamon for warmth. It’s only lightly sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.
After it’s baked low and slow to get delightfully crispy, it’s tossed with a bit of chopped crystallized ginger and some dried cranberries. The crystallized ginger isn’t Paleo-friendly since it is sweetened with sugar but it adds a nice burst of flavor and some chew – you make the call whether to include it or not :)
I sent the Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola home with my mom, and she brought it to work. She put it out with all the “grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo + vegan” labels, expected everyone to pass it up and she’d come home with a bunch of granola.
Instead, I got a text at 9am telling me it was a big hit, and that “everyone’s obsessed”. She was bummed they ate it all, and there was none left for her to bring home…but I guess that makes a winner! If you’re a granola person, you’re going to adore this crunchy, clustery, warm, and SUPER flavorful grain-free recipe.
Oh, and the kind folks over at Noosa also gave me a coupon code to share with you so you can try their new flavors – click here to get $1 off. Make sure to grab the Orange & Ginger to devour with this granola ;) enjoy!
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Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 70 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- 1½ cup pecans (roughly chopped)
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup raw cashews (roughly chopped)
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- ¼ cup creamy almond butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange zest (from 1 orange)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup crystallized ginger (chopped (optional – this has sugar in it))
- 1 cup dried cranberries (make sure they’re sweetened with juice concentrate instead of cane sugar to keep refined sugar free!)
- Preheat the oven to 275ºF and line a baking sheet (or 2, if they’re smaller) with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, flaked coconut, and chia seeds.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, almond or cashew butter, vanilla extract, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger and kosher salt.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until all the dry ingredients are coated. Spread the granola mixture into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet(s).
- Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, turning the pan every 20 minutes and mixing to ensure it doesn’t burn.
- Remove from the oven and press down slightly to help form clusters, and then let cool completely without disturbing to help the clumps form. Toss in the crystallized ginger and dried cranberries.
- Store in a sealed container or bag at room temperature for about a month.
This post is sponsored by Noosa Yogurt and as always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that support Bakerita.
Noosa is my FAVORITE yogurt, too! I’m addicted to their vanilla, but I do love all of their flavors! This granola looks perfect to pair with yogurt, Rachel. I’ve never had an orange ginger flavor before, so I’m loving this combo. What a delicious treat for breakfast or a mid-morning snack!
Isn’t Noosa so delicious?! I’ve never tried the vanilla, but they’re all delicious so I’m sure it’s fabulous. Thanks for the love, Gayle!
I have a huge obsession with granola so I’m always looking for new ways to mix it up a little bit! This seriously looks SO amazing with all those different flavor combos! I’d love this on top of my yogurt right now!
Thanks so much, Sarah!
I love granola too and nothing like homemade! I just made a batch last weekend and it was devoured in no time by hubby and I . Love that you’ve added orange zest here. I’m a huge fan of zest in anything, especially baking and this looks like something I’d eat in 2 seconds flat :D
I’ve never seen this brand of yogurt around here, but will have to keep an eye out for it. I’m always trying new varieties and I think I’d love that orange ginger flavour<—correction, I KNOW I would love it ;) Happy weekend to ya!
You’ve got to try that yogurt! Thanks so much Dawn.
I’ve been meaning to try grain-free granola forever. And I’ve been hoarding nuts like a squirrel lately — this seems like the perfect way to use them up.
You can’t even tell it doesn’t have grains in it! Thanks so much, Annie.
I can totally see why no one would dare pass this up! This is the perfect snack to get you through a looooong day at work ;) Love that orange and ginger combo!
It totally is! Thanks so much Ashley :)
Great recipe, Rachel! I have several pounds of pecans, and I am almost out of granola, so I am going to make a batch of this soon =) It will make a perfect grain-free breakfast paired with Siggi’s yogurt (my current fav) and fresh fruit!
Sounds perfect! Siggi’s is great too :) I’m jealous you’ve got tons of pecans – I need to get some more…I’m on my last cup :( thanks Ashley!
Finally someone who is just as addicted to the yogurt + granola + berries combo as I am. In fact, I may be eating that as a night snack right now… ;)
Granola is my favorite breakfast/midnight snack. A batch of this golden goodness is just what I need to kick off the week :)
It’s my favorite too! Thanks so much Laura.
This was very good and surprisingly more filling than I thought without making my stomach feel ‘weighed down’. I find it a great way to start my work day.
It’s definitely a filling granola, thanks to all the nuts! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Dexter. Thanks so much for leaving your kind words and feedback!
It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had granola and I love it for breakfast too – why is that?? You’ve inspired me – yay granola!
I’m so sorry but did I miss how much hemp seeds to use? It’s might be there in plain sight but I can’t find it…Thank you
You’re not missing it, Paula! I didn’t end up using them, and evidently forgot to take them out of the directions. It’s updated now. If you did want to use them, you could add 2-3 tablespoons.
Thank you! Can’t wait to try the recipe. Have a great day.
So, “roughly chopped cashews” appears in the ingredient list, but not in the instructions. I assumed they should go in the large bowl with the other nuts.
Also, is there any way to get rid of the green circular symbols on the left side of the screen — the ones for Twitter, Yum, Pinterest, etc? I’d like to get rid of them because they block some of the text. Thanks.
Hi Donna. You assumed correctly – thanks for pointing that out. I’ll adjust the recipe now. Also – oh no, about the buttons! Can I ask if you’re on a desktop/tablet/mobile? That shouldn’t be happening.
Thanks for asking. The problem with the buttons actually fixed itself after I posted the comment, so not sure what was happening.
Also, this is very tasty granola!
Have you ever tried it in a dehydrator? I have a recipe for dehydrator granola that uses chopped fresh fruit and nuts and orange juice as sweetener. If the fruit is ripe and wet, it makes a kind of wet mix that hangs together enough to spread on dehydrator trays.
Your mix, with the syrup/oil coating, also makes a wet mix — I’m sure it would spread well on the trays. And I think 6 hrs in the dehydrator at say 150 degrees would make it nice and crunchy….;-)
I’m not a fan of orange – has anyone tried this with lemon? Cause I love ginger and granola!!
Hi Bridgette, I imagine it would be delicious, though I haven’t tried it. Ginger and lemon always go well together! Hope you’ll give it a go.
Hi, do you have the nutritional info for this recipe?