This easy healthy Homemade Granola is the BEST! It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup,  full of nuts and seeds and delicious nutty clusters! Healthy, vegan, with only 10 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven! Video
Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast

This Homemade Granola Recipe is vegan, gluten-free and sweetened with maple syrup and packed full of nuts and seeds -healthy proteins to keep you feeling fueled and energized all day long.  It also works wonders for a sluggish digestive system keeping things nice and regular!

Topped with homemade yogurt and fresh berries, it’s one of my favorite breakfasts. And the best part is, it only takes 10 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven! I often make large batches of this granola during busy times of the year to have on hand on busy mornings and to away give as gifts.

Easy Homemade Granola | 60-sec video

Ingredients in Granola:

Granola Tips

For this recipe, dig through your pantry and gather all the things that need using up.  If need be, visit the bulk section of your grocery store and load up on nuts, seeds, gluten-free oats and optional dried fruit.

The nice thing about this homemade granola is you can adapt it to your own needs, preferences and tastes once you have the basic recipe.

Play around and get creative with it!

I love making this at night, before bed, allowing it to completely cool down overnight on the counter, preserving its “clusters”.

In the morning you’ll wake up to the most glorious breakfast.

 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!
This simple homemade granola is one way to make busy mornings just a little bit easier. The recipe can easily be doubled!
 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!

Is granola healthy?

Packed full of healthy plant protein like nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, flax seeds, and coconut flakes, it is very high in nutrients, fiber, and healthy plant-based fat. 
 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!
Plus all these seeds and nuts add great flavor and texture!!! And as I said before, keep things “regular”.
 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!

Instead of using butter, I use olive oil or coconut oil, keeping it totally vegan. Coconut oil adds a subtle sweetness and delicious flavor, but olive oil works great too!

 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!

How to make Granola:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Spread out on a parchment-lined sheet pan ( or two)
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Let cool before storing.
  6. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to 6 weeks.

Tasty Granola Variations:

  • Cranberry Pecan Coconut
  • Pistachio & Dried Apricot
  • Almond, Dried Cherry & Cocoa Nibs
  • Coconut Almond
  • Hazelnut & Dried Currant, Orange zest
  • Hazelnut, dried Pear or Apple
  • Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower seed Raisin
  • Macadamia Nut, dried Pineapple, Coconut
 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!

What temperature to bake Granola?

Bake the Homemade Granola at 325 F until golden and fragrant, about 20-25 minutes,  stirring halfway through, and patting down, and rotating the pan.

How to get granola clusters?

Patting the granola down with a spatula, halfway through baking, allows it to form those glorious clusters we all dream of.

 Easy Homemade Granola Recipe with clusters of nuts, seeds & coconut flakes, sweetened with Maple Syrup. 10 minutes of prep & bakes overnight. Vegan & GF!

How to make perfect granola clusters:

  1. After the granola bakes for 10 minutes, stir, then press the granola down, compressing it on the sheet pan.
  2. Bake until golden, another 10-12 minutes, and don’t stir.
  3. Let it cool down completely then break apart, keeping clusters intact.

How to Store Granola

Allow the granola to cool completely down before gently breaking it apart. Then add optional dried fruit. The granola turns out perfectly crispy with just enough sweetness.

Store in an airtight canister or jar on your countertop with a handy scoop and this will keep for 2 months.

Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast
The aroma that wafts out of the oven melts away all tension.
Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast

How to serve Granola

  • Serve homemade granola with fresh berries and  Yogurt or Vegan yogurt.
  • Pour warmed almond milk over top.
  • Eat it like Trailmix or like a snack, perfect for on the go!
  • Make a parfait in a small lidded jar- with layers of granola, yogurt and berries- for breakfast on the go.
Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast

Homemade Granola makes a Great Gift!

Package it up in jars for friends and family- such a sweet gift, especially for those who are short on time.
Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seed and delicious clusters! #granola #granola #vegangranola #veganbreakfast
Homemade Granola… once you make it, you’ll never buy it again.  It’s so much better fresh and personalized to your own tastes.
Plus, it just feels good making it. Seriously, try it and see… very gratifying!

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Homemade Granola Recipe ( VEGAN + Gluten-free)

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, vegan breakfast, gluten-free breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seeds and delicious clusters!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a big bowl (all except dried fruit). Pour in melted coconut oil, maple, and vanilla. Add optional orange zest.
  3. If the mixture seems dry add just enough oil and maple ( in equal portions) to lightly coat all ingredients.
  4. Spread out on one or two large rimmed, parchment-lined baking sheets and place in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Stir the granola, and flatten out gently with the back of a spatula, and rotate the pan. Bake 10-15 more minutes or until golden and fragrant.
  5. Let this cool down completely on the counter before breaking it apart, to ensure good “clusters”. ( I often make this at night before bed, letting it cool overnight).
  6. After it has completely cooled break the granola apart,  add optional dried fruit.
  7. Store in an airtight container or jar.
  8. This granola will last a couple of months!

Notes

Placing this on the upper oven rack may scorch it, middle or lower rack is best. 🙂

All ovens are different. Just be sure to check it and stir after 10-12 minutes!

See the blog post for tasty variations!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 298
  • Sugar: 12.2 g
  • Sodium: 69.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. A family favourite – so good! I have relatives from Europe staying with me…I’d like to make a batch to take home but I think a glass jar will be too heavy and cumbersome. Any suggestions for storage for travelling?

  2. Love this recipe, so tasty and versatile. I always have a big jar in the pantry. I love it with seasonal stewed or fresh fruit, a good dollop of yoghurt and honey.

  3. DELICIOUS! I’ve made it twice, using all the ingredients (except hemp) in quantities you suggest. Both times no clusters – nothing even close to a cluster. I only stir as directed, following the first 10 minutes of baking, and let sit overnight. Should I try increasing coconut oil/syrup?

      1. Thanks. Not sure I will do either, but I appreciate the suggestion. (Going to have to google “flax egg”) 🙂

        1. Flax egg: 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed in 2-3 tablespoons of water.😊

  4. My first attempt at ever making granola. It s very tasty. I like how it’s so customizable (nut allergy so I omitted them). Making again tonite. It really satisfied the sweet tooth.