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Full of irresistible nutty clusters, this healthy, vegan, gluten-free granola recipe is easy and delicious! Made with oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, warming spices, coconut oil, sweetened with maple syrup. Only 10 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven! Video.

Homemade Granola Recipe

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • 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: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This granola recipe is vegan and gluten-free, made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with maple syrup. Full of nuts, seeds, and delicious golden nutty clusters! Watch the video!


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Optional, add after baking:  1 cup dried fruit cherries, craisins, figs, chopped mango, currants, chopped apricots, or raisins.


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a big bowl (all except dried fruit). Pour in melted coconut oil, maple syrup , 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 well. A slightly wet mixture will create the clumping effect.
  4. Spread out on one or two large-rimmed, parchment-lined baking sheets. 
  5. Place on the middle rack, in the oven and bake 10 minutes. Stir the granola, then flatten out gently with the back of a spatula, (flattening will help it clump) and rotate the pan. Bake 10-15 more minutes or until just golden and fragrant.
  6. 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).
  7. After it has completely cooled, break the granola apart, and add optional dried fruit.


Storage: Store in an airtight container or jar on the counter or pantry.  This granola will keep up to 6 weeks.

Ovens: All ovens are different. Just be sure to check the granola and stir it after 10-12 minutes, then press it down to create clumps. Baking on upper oven rack may scorch it, the middle rack is best!

Tip: If you want the dried fruit to clump too, then add when you stir the granola, at the halfway point.  Adding it earlier will dry it out too much.



  • 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