Gluten Free Muesli

We are making our own muesli or granola once a month. The recipe basically stays the same but we try to change one or two ingredients or spices every time.

When the muesli jar started looking empty this time we had just bought home a bag of puffed buckwheat and began talking about making the muesli gluten free. We needed to find some more gluten free ingredients and went for a shopping spree at this great market “Hötorgshallen“. An hour later we were equipped with quinoa flakes, amaranth puffs and hemp seeds. And a bunch of different nuts, fruits and seeds.

We made the muesli in the same way as we usually do; giving the seeds, flakes and nuts a light roast in the oven, before mixing them with the dried fruit, puffs and spices.

And what did we think of the result, can the gluten free muesli compete with our previous muesli?
Oh yes! The light amaranth and buckwheat puffs make a great contrast to all the chewy nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The hemp seeds can normally be a bit bitter but when roasted the bitterness disappears. And the apple syrup that we used as sweetener worked great with cinnamon.

Except for being gluten free this muesli is super nutritious in many more ways. Golden inca berries, goji berries, walnuts, hemp seeds and mulberries are all rich in protein, iron, vitamins and antioxidants. We eat it with “filmjölk”, yogurt, oat milk or a fruit salad.

Oh, one more thing. While shopping for ingredients I had this fun idea on how to do another muesli. Green!
I’ve got pistachio nuts, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and green raisins so far. Need to find a few more green ingredients, all ideas are welcome.

Gluten Free Muesli

2 big glass jars

2 cups quinoa flakes
1 cup hemp seeds
1 cup almonds (chopped)
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup dried coconut flakes

4 tbsp apple syrup (with no added sugar or sweetener)
3 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the dry ingredients with apple syrup and cinnamon. Spread them out on the baking sheets and let it roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Stir around a couple of times to keep it from getting burnt.

100 g dried mulberries (chopped)
200 g dried apricots (chopped)
100 g dried golden inca berries
100 g goji berries
100 g raisins
100 g green raisins

1 cup puffed buckwheat
1 cup puffed amaranth

While the dry ingredients are in the oven, chop the soft ingredients roughly and put in a large bowl. Let the roasted dry ingredients cool of before stirring it all together.
Store the muesli in large glass jars.


  • Hi, thanks for the inspiration. I eat gluten free and had never made my own muesli so I dug out what I had in the cupboard and used your ideas to make my own muesli with Oats, dates, dried apricots, raisins, coconut, linseed, walnuts & maple syrup...the house smells pretty delicious now :) All the best, Food Fan
  • alice
    so glad that I have found you!! my daughter had her first schoolday 2 days ago and I was thinking about what to give her for the breake (I am not a fan of wurstsemmel- thats how you call the whiteflower role with pig meat sausage in it) so I decided to try your nutcrackers!!big succes ! thanks a lot!!! my husband likes them too by the way :-)
  • Hanne
    Hi. I live in Norway and was wondering how to get hold on puffed buckwheat and puffed amaranth. I have not found it in any stores. I enjoy your blog wery much and love all your recipes.
  • Thomas
    Tried it, it is great to be honest. Was wondering though, how did your coconut flakes stay so white? Mine are brownish and quite hard. And in what kinda store did you get quinoa flakes ;)
  • RL
    Some spirulina powder would make your muesli pretty green, it would probably even coat other ingredients. Some green grapes, cut in half and added just before eating, might look nice. Perhaps some finely chopped wheatgrass?
  • Love this assortment!
  • I am going to give this a try this weekend! Have had to substitute some ingredients with stuff we have here :)
  • What a gorgeous little muesli!
  • I finally found your blog while looking for gluten-free muesli, and WOW what a gorgeous website. Is it built from a template, or custom by some genius graphics designer in the house? Lovely stuff.
    • Thank you Andrea! It is actually made from a wordpress template called autofocus. We've made a few small changes to it, but it looks really cool right from the start. /David
  • Haley
    My own glutenfri muesli is very simple, and does not require baking or any sugar.... I did not measure my last batch but you can adjust according to taste: base of gluten-free rolled oats and g/f cornflakes. Added pumpkin seeds, dried goji berries, dried dates and dried coconut flakes. Then added cinnamon to that and mixed it. It's pretty good, and you can even have it as a hot cereal!
  • Jennifer L.
    Do you happen to have a recipe for apple syrup? I glanced briefly online for one, but the main ingredients are sugar/cornstarch based. Would organic grade B maple syrup work instead? I am very happy I found your blog today courtesy of Kim's list (at Affairs of Living) of blogs that make her happy . So many new yummy things to try! I look forward to when you are cooking foods for the newest addition to your family--granted, it'll be quite a wait, but at some point, recipes will involve thinking for three and it's a lot of fun. I guess the recipes have involved three for all of 9+ months now, but she's not able to fling it all over the house yet :-). I am looking forward to reading more about your culinary adventures as parents.
    • Thank you Jennifer! We look forward to cook for little Elsa as well, and it'll be lots of fun when she can fling it all over the kitchen (and us) ;) You can use any kind of natural unsweetened syrup, we've used apple or maple syrup so far. We never tried cooking it ourself! It seems hard to find a sugar-free recipe, so if anyone has one to share, we would try it :) /Luise
  • I love the style of your pictures. Simple and clean and with a lot of light colors. I think I would even call Scandinavian style :p
  • Looks lovely - and I'm glad to have it already be gluten-free, less thinking for me!
  • Great ideas for using not so common fruit and seeds. thanks
  • Lovely blog, so glad to have discovered it....I have almost all these ingredients at home and I'm going to make this amazing muesli right now....Thanks for the recipe, and that is a perfect picture of it too :-)
  • Thanks for your comments and the green muesli ideas ;) Yes it is amazing how many grains, seeds and grasses that we seem to forget. /David
  • I think even those of us who aren't gluten-free could learn quite a bit from others -- including how to incorporate more of those "forgotten" grains and grasses. This muesli looks like a great way to get more of the good stuff! Lovely photos too.
  • Love finding new recipes for homemade muesli! Lovely blog...I will definitely be returning for more!
  • Oh my goodness this looks and sounds so amazing! I love the quinoa in it!
  • I love love love the simplicity of that first photo! I'm on a mission to find all of these ingredients. Looks wonderful.
  • chris
    dried apples are somewhat green :-)
  • Monica
    I live in Stockholm too - can you give the names of these items in Swedish? I'd love to make this. thanks!
    • Hi Monica you can find a swedish version of this recipe here
  • ooo how i would love a giant jar of this to have on hand at work! So many good things in there!
  • We've been on a soaked/raw muesli kick lately. I soak it in yogurt & a little water overnight on the counter. As for green muesli options, fresh calamyra figs are a beautiful bright green, while dried ones are more a yellowish color that could complement the green hued ingredients quite well!

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