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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:
- Organic Oats
- optional: coconut flakes and dried fruit
- maple syrup
- coconut oil (or olive oil)
- salt & spices
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.
Is granola healthy?
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!
How to make Granola:
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Pour in the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spread out on a parchment-lined sheet pan ( or two)
- Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Let cool before storing.
- 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
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.
How to make perfect granola clusters:
- After the granola bakes for 10 minutes, stir, then press the granola down, compressing it on the sheet pan.
- Bake until golden, another 10-12 minutes, and don’t stir.
- 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.
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 makes a Great Gift!
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Homemade Granola Recipe (VEGAN + Gluten-free)
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 cups 1x
- Category: Breakfast, vegan breakfast, gluten-free breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Northwest
- Diet: Vegan
Homemade Granola! How to make the BEST healthy vegan granola, sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seeds and delicious clusters!
- 2 cups organic rolled oats- quick or thick, or gluten-free
- 1 1/2 cups raw nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios)
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds (a combo of both is nice)
- 1 cup flaked coconut (optional) -unsweetened, big flakes! not grated
- 1/4– 1/2 cup mix of seeds- chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds (all optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom or nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil – melted or sub olive oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon orange zest- optional
- 1 cup dried fruit- (optional) cherries, craisins, figs, chopped mango, currants, chopped apricots, or raisins
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Combine dry ingredients in a big bowl (all except dried fruit). Pour in melted coconut oil, maple, and vanilla. Add optional orange zest.
- If the mixture seems dry add just enough oil and maple ( in equal portions) to lightly coat all ingredients.
- 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.
- 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).
- After it has completely cooled break the granola apart, add optional dried fruit.
- Store in an airtight container or jar.
- This granola will last a couple of months!
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!
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 324
- Sugar: 14.2 g
- Sodium: 101.5 mg
- Fat: 19 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 32.8 g
- Fiber: 5.6 g
- Protein: 7.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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My kitchen and house smells like vanilla honey goodness! I subbed honey instead of maple sugar because thats what I had on hand. This is the best granola I’ve had!
Great to hear Noor!
Omitted all seeds and added dried cherries and about 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Next time will leave out the dried fruit and the chocolate, maybe add sesame seeds.
Fantastic!!! Easily the best granola I’ve ever had and easy to adapt based on what’s in your pantry. I was looking for a granola that wasn’t incredibly sweet and was a little savory. And this totally hit the mark! I followed the recipe ratios exactly and did not add the optional coconut and dried fruit. The sesame seeds are a must! It also made my whole house smell amazing. I will definitely be making this regularly.
My family cannot get enough of this. You say it can last months but it lasts about a week in our house! Thank you for all of your deliciousness!!
Awwww thanks Joelle. Remember when you came over with your sis and we made it together?
I am going to try your recipe but I already know I am going to add in the raisins and currents early because one of the things I love most about homemade granola is the flavour of “burnt” raisins! Thanks again for your beautiful and inspiring recipes, photos and blogs! Your passion really shows 🙂
Love it! Thanks Marlene!
This is hands-down THE BEST granola recipe I’ve ever made (I’ve been making granola for over 25 years). I’ve never before been able to get the desired clumps as found in store-bought granola. It’s a very adaptable recipe for whatever nuts and seeds are on hand, and I appreciated the parenthetical comment about keeping the oil/sweetener ratios equal. I opted to omit the dried fruit in this batch and ate it straight for snack, added it to yogurt, and also made granola pumpkin pancakes that were fabulous.
Every recipe I’ve tried from Feasting at Home has been great, and I enjoy subscribing to your emails as encouragement to try new dishes.
Thanks so much Gina!
This granola is decadent. I made this the same day I tried the masala chai recipe and my house smelled like fall, no need to break out the Yankee candles 🤣
Absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing!
If you are looking for a delicious granola recipe, look no further. This is a staple in our house. The only thing I do differently is I bake for the 12 mins, then stir in the coconut and continue baking for 15 more minutes.
my senior mom has yogurt and granola for breakfast 5 or 6 days a week. i have made this recipe 4 times for her now and she absolutely loves it. i tend to slightly over-measure the nuts and seeds, and i add coconut, so i usually add half a cup each of coconut oil and maple syrup to ensure some good granola clumps. i will keep coming back to this recipe! also, they’re not listed among the nuts but macadamia add a great crunch in the mixture (i usually do macadamia, sliver almonds, pecans, and cashews).
Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙌
This has become my families go to granola recipe. The whole family loves it!
Great to hear Melanie!
Excellent granola recipe.
I had to bake it for about 35 min. and it was perfect.
This is the best granola I’ve ever made. Thank you so much for sharing.
This sounds and looks delicious but I try to use only raw and fermented foods and no grains as well.
Have you tried to make this without cooking? Maybe less than 100 degrees dehydration would work to keep it alive.
I love this recipe- so nutty and seedy.
This granola is another standout recipe, super easy to make and goes so well with my home made yoghurt!! Thankyou….
So glad you like it!
I make batches and batches of this and give to friends. They always ask for more!
Made this last night before bed ( as you suggested) and woke up to the most delicious breakfast. Thanks- great for using up random bags of ingredients in my pantry drawers.
My new favorite granola! Whole family loves this- which surprised me with all the seeds. They add a nice crunch and you are right, good fiber to keep things “regular”. On repeat at our house. Liz
Oh No! Ok I adjusted the temp and put some notes about baking on middle rack. Sorry rack. Do you have an electric oven? I have a gas oven.
I literally adore this granola recipe. It’s just the right balance of oats to seeds, nuts plus low in sugar and includes wonderful coconut oil and flakes. I didn’t know I loved chia seeds either plus it turns out they’re very nutritious. I used the full 1/2 c combo of chia and sesame seeds. Our household highly recommends this recipe. Thus far, I use dried cranberry for a fruit. I love it too because it’s super easy to make than any other granola recipe I’ve used given there’s not stirring or use for parchment paper.
Thank you Sylvia, m.
I use this recipe for catering and at home, I love it! Dried pineapple chunks are the best fruit I’ve tried with it.
Sounds delicious! I will have to try that!!!
Hi there! Made this a night ago. It is really delish and I’d love to make it again!
I did, I forgot to change that! Sorry!!
I love how perfectly conscientious your writing in this post is–I’m a granola-and-yogurt addict, and I absolutely adore a good homemade granola recipe. I’ve been working up the nerve to tackle some homemade Greek yogurt to go with it, and your detailed instructions make me feel so much better about the task. Thanks for a great post!
Thanks so much!
Look at all those jars of amazing ingredients. No wonder you love this granola. It sounds fantastic!
This granola looks so good! I still haven’t tried to make my own yogurt, but your pictures are helpful. Your blog is stunning!