Okay so I’m not one to brag…but this homemade granola is AH-mazing! It has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with a slight cinnamon-y burst. If you have never made your own granola, you HAVE to start with this homemade granola recipe. It will rock your socks off. My family devours this granola by the handfuls, even though I try to tell them it is a TOPPING and not a cereal 😉
And what’s even better? This granola recipe is healthy AND delicious! It can be made in ONE BOWL and it takes less than 30 minutes to make.
This homemade granola is:
>vegan and gluten free
>satisfying and filling
>full of nutritious goodness
This granola recipe is completely vegan and is made with coconut oil and maple syrup. It has a nutty crunch and the cinnamon-y ginger flavor is oh-so-good. I add shredded coconut to my granola as well which gives it even more flavor!
Something fun about this homemade granola recipe is that you can exchange which nuts you use within this recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for almonds, pecans, and cashews, you can always swap in macadamia nuts, cashews or peanuts if you prefer one of those instead. Or if the recipe calls for sunflower seeds, you can exchange those for pumpkin seeds or another favorite seed. It’s totally up to you! I prefer the recipe as is, but everyone has their favorite nuts and seeds so feel free to experiment!
How to Make this Homemade Granola:
This recipe is super simple and can be made in less than 30 minutes. Simply mix the dry ingredients together.
Then add in the wet ingredients (the coconut oil and the maple syrup).
Mix it all together and spread the granola out evenly on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then rotate the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.
I like to put this granola on yogurt, steel-cut oatmeal (you can find my steel-cut oatmeal recipe here), bananas, toast, and I secretly sneak small handfuls of it too… Shh! Don’t tell. 😉
So if you are a granola fan, this recipe is going to WOW you. I love making this homemade granola before overnight guests arrive so they have something delicious to eat for breakfast in the morning. It just adds a little something special to their visit if they feel like you have prepared for them in advance. 🙂 Check out my How To Host an Overnight Guest post if you are looking for ideas and checklists to prepare your home for an overnight house guest.
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OMG Homemade Granola (Vegan)
This granola has a wonderful cinnamon-y and coconut flavor with a nutty crunch. It is delicious, healthy, vegan and gluten free. It takes less than 30 minutes to make. Serve it for breakfast or brunch on top of yogurt, oatmeal, or sprinkled on toast or bananas. Make a double batch and save it in a sealed container for weeks, or give it to friends and family as gifts during the holidays.
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour or regular flour
- 1 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds optional
- 1 cup dried coconut flakes
- 1 t ginger powder
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup + 2 T maple syrup
- 1 cup raisins optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Melt coconut oil and add to dry ingredients. Add maple syrup. Mix thoroughly.
Transfer mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Then rotate pan and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the granola is a light, golden brown.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool. Then gently break up the granola into bite-sized pieces. Add in the raisins if you would like. Then place the granola in a sealed container. Enjoy!
- There are 3 different kinds of nuts in this recipe but feel free to exchange those nuts for whatever nuts you prefer! Some other options are: walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc.
- The sunflower seeds are optional but feel free to substitute a different seed that you like, or not at all.
- Make sure to add in the raisins AFTER the granola is cooked. Otherwise, the raisins will get hard and chewy.