Easy Vegan Granola Recipe (9 Ingredients!) - From My Bowl (2024)

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This Vegan Granola recipe is easy, crunchy, healthy, and highly customizable! Enjoy these golden, nutty clusters for an easy breakfast or snack.

Ah, Granola. The perfect breakfast, breakfast topper, snack, dessert…is there anything it’snot good for?! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s ready in just about 30 minutes and is made from only 9 healthy plant-based ingredients!

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INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE GRANOLA

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Granola was actually one of the first recipes that I ever tried to make on my own. I was tired of shelling out the $$$ for the store-bought varieties, and also needed to use up the various almost-empty bags of nuts and seeds that I had stuffed in my pantry shelves.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can usewhatever you have on hand. In this recipe I stuck to my favorite classic ingredients – rolled oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and dried cranberries. I like to sweeten my granola with maple-syrup, and keep it oil-free with the addition of a nut or seed butter. Tahini, almond butter, peanut butter or even melted coconut butter are all great choices – the drippier the better!

Once you go homemade, though, it’srealllllly hard to go back to that store-bought stuff. Not only does the flavor taste about a thousand times better, but it also makes your kitchen (and house) smell amazing.Like, why-isn’t-there-a-homemade-granola-scented-candle amazing. Heck, I would even settle for an air freshener.

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THE 4 SECRETS TO PERFECT GRANOLA:

So, I’ve made a lot of granola in my life. I’ve learned a thing or two about this crunchy, clustery goodness. I’ve had my fair share of failures, but because of that, I’ve also had my fair share of successes. And I’mpretty dang sure that I’ve come up with theperfect formula for crispy, nutty, and perfectly sweet (but nottoo sweet) Granola. Every. Dang. Time.

(I’ve already shared these pro-tips in a previous blog post, but they are worth repeating. Because this is the ULTIMATE Granola recipe, friends!)

  1. PRESSthe Granola into the tray.This allows all of the ingredients to stick together more, and will create larger clusters! I like to use a large, flat spatula.
  2. Use the BOTTOM RACK of your Oven.The Granola will be closer to the heating source of your Oven, allowing it to crisp up and cook faster.
  3. A Silicone Mat takes things to the next level!I use myreusable Silicone Matsall the time in my Baking, but I especially love to use them for Granola. Parchment Paper tends to get soggy, but these mats help keep my crunchy clusters looking perfect every time!
  4. Store Your Granola in the Fridgeformaxiumumcrunch. Don’t ask me why, but it makes a huge difference!

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One more thing –feel free to add whatever the heck you want to your Granola. Seriously! The only thing that really matters is that you use thesame ratio of liquid ingredients (Maple Syrup and Nut Butter) to dry ingredients. I would recommend keeping the same amount of Rolled Oats as well, but usewhatever Nuts and/or Seeds you have on hand. And feel free to switch things up with the spices too.

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WAYS TO SERVE GRANOLA

I like to make my Granola alittle differentevery time, just to keep things interesting. And as for serving? The possibilities are also almost as endless! I love to enjoy my Crunchy Vegan Granola on non-dairy yogurt, smoothie bowls, with almond milk, on top of a roasted sweet potato, or by the fistful! It’s pretty much the perfect snack in my book.

Looking for more Granola recipes? You’ll also love this Peanut Butter Cup Granola, Chocolate Hazelnut Granola, Tahini Cardamom Granola, and this Pumpkin Spice Granola!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂

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This Vegan Granola recipe is easy, crunchy, healthy, and highly customizable! Enjoy these golden, nutty clusters for an easy breakfast or snack.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 Minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: ~6 cups
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) grade A maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup (~80 g) nut or seed butter*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (160 g) rolled oats (not instant), gluten-free if necessary
  • 1/2 cup (32 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup (54 g) slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup (58 g) walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (~50 g) unsweetened coconut flakes (not shredded, it will burn)
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) dried fruit or chocolate chips of choice (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Prep: First, preheat the oven to 325F. Add the maple syrup, nut/seed butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to the base of a large bowl. Whisk until evenly incorporated.
  2. Stir: Then, pour the oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, and coconut into the bowl and fold them into the wet mixture, until all pieces are evenly coated. Transfer this mixture to a greased or lined baking tray and press it into a thin, even layer using a spatula.
  3. Bake: Bake for 20 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven, then remove and use a spatula to toss/flip the granola. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes, then remove.
  4. Add Fruit/Chocolate: Immediately sprinkle the dried fruit and/or chocolate chips over the granola, using a spatula to gently toss the mixture. If you’d like the chips to completely melt, stir them a bit more until they melt completely. Let the granola and chocolate cool completely on the tray before removing.
  5. Serve: Serve as desired; store leftovers at room temperature or in the refrigerator (recommended for crunchier granola) for up to one month.

Notes

  • Sweetener: Maple syrup can be substituted with another liquid sweetener of choice, like agave.
  • Nut/Seed Butter: the runnier the nut butter, the crunchier the granola! I prefer to use a smooth tahini or natural unsalted almond butter for my granola
  • Substitutions: the nuts and seeds in this granola may be substituted with any other nut or seed you have in your pantry – just be sure to use the same ratio of wet-to-dry ingredients!

Keywords: granola, vegan granola, crunchy vegan granola, oil free granola, healthy granola, gluten free granola

This post was updated 10/2021 with better copy, but the recipe remains the same.

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