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Flax and Pecan Granola

A delicious gluten-free granola recipe made with ground flaxseed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans 110 grams
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 160 grams
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut 40 grams
  • 1/2 cup pepitas or sunflower seeds 70 grams
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 28 grams
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 15 grams
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil coconut oil or any other oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pecans, oats, coconut, seeds, flaxseed, brown sugar and salt.
  • In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, mix together oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread mixture on the pan pressing flat and evenly.
  • Bake for a total of 40 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, use a spatula to flip the edges in toward the middle, then stir the granola again to prevent burning. Repeat after another 15 minutes.