If You're Avoiding Gluten but Crave a Bowl of Granola, Try These Brands
If you're celiac or have a gluten-sensitivity that leaves you with digestive upset and bloat, you can still satisfy your cravings for a bowl of granola. Some of these brands are completely grain-free, making them lower in carbs than traditional granola, and some are made with gluten-free grains like quinoa and millet. Enjoy yours with a spoon — or actually, just go for the handful!
Paleo Passion Foods
Instead of oats, the first ingredient in Paleo Passion Foods Grainless Granola ($6) is walnuts, and depending on the flavor, you'll also find almonds, shredded coconut, pecans, wildflower honey, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, golden flaxseeds, and pumpkin seeds.
Check out the three delicious flavors: Caribbean Coconut, Maple Cinnamon, and Choco-Nuts. Each quarter-cup serving size is around 116 calories, five grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and two grams of protein.
WholeMe Grain-Free Clusters ($7) are bursting with nuts, seeds, coconut, a hint of honey, and a little salt.
The Almond Coconut Clusters are amazing, and they also offer Lemon Berry Chia, Cinnamon Banana Chip, and Salted Peanut Chocolate. Each quarter-cup serving size is 137 calories, eight grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and three grams of protein.
Purely Elizabeth offers a Grain-Free Granola ($7) made with cashews, coconut flakes, seeds, cashew butter, and coconut oil. Mmmm . . . salty-sweet!
You can choose from two delicious flavors: Banana Nut Butter or Coconut Cashew. For a one-third-cup serving, it's 170 calories, nine grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and five grams of protein.
Paleonola ($9) is completely grain-free and made with almonds, pecans, pepitas, walnuts, and sweetened with honey and apple juice concentrate.
They have tons of flavors including Maple Pancake, Chocolate Fix, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Pie. A quarter-cup serving is 160 calories, seven grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and four grams of protein.
Go Raw Granola ($17) isn't grain-free, but it is gluten-free and made with sprouted buckwheat grouts.
Enjoy Super Simple, Apple Cinnamon, Raisin Crunch, and Coco Crunch. Each one-third-cup serving is 230 calories, 36 grams of carbs, five grams of fiber, and five grams of protein.
KIND Healthy Grains Clusters ($8) is made with five supergrains including oats, buckwheat, millet, amaranth, and quinoa — totally gluten-free!
Enjoy a few flavors: Raspberry Clusters With Chia Seeds, Banana Nut Clusters, Apple Quinoa Clusters With Chia Seeds, Cinnamon Oat Clusters With Flax Seeds, and Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Clusters. A one-third-cup serving is 110 calories, 21 grams of carbs, two grams of fiber, and two grams of protein.