Easy Granola Recipe (refined sugar-free + vegan)

This is the easiest granola recipe ever.  It only requires six nutritious pantry ingredients that you simply stir together before baking in the oven.  After just thirty minutes, out comes absolutely irresistibly delicious and addictive granola.  It is salty, sweet, and perfectly golden brown.  I love to sprinkle it on smoothies, yogurt and chia seed pudding or eat it plain by the handful!  It is also delicious with homemade plant milk and fresh blueberries.  This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.  

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

The Easiest Granola Recipe

This recipe requires only six simple ingredients and chances are they are most likely items you already have sitting in your pantry.  Sometimes I like to add cinnamon as well, but this basic recipe is just:

  • rolled oats or quick cooking oats
  • almond flour
  • avocado oil
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • salt

That’s it!  So simple.  It produces the best texture and is totally addictive.  I cannot get enough of the salty sweet combination.

To make the granola, just stir the six ingredients together and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Then bake for 30 minutes tossing halfway through.  Finally, let it cool off and enjoy!  I store in an airtight container on the counter and sprinkle on my smoothies throughout the week.  It makes them more filling and more delicious.  Plus, it adds whole grains and plant-based protein to the meal.

Refined Sugar-Free Homemade Vegan Granola

What are the health benefits of oats?

According to the Whole Grains Council, oats are higher in protein and healthful fats and lower in carbohydrates than most other whole grains.  I love to incorporate oats into my diet because they are full of soluble fiber and help me feel fuller longer.

This oat-based granola recipe is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or as a snack anytime of day.  My kids absolutely love it and eat it by the handful.  My husband loves to treat it like cereal and enjoy with homemade almond milk and fresh blueberries.  My favorite way to enjoy it is on top of a creamy frosty smoothie.  It is also delicious stirred in with yogurt or chia seed pudding.

Easy Vegan Granola Recipe

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Love granola?  These granola recipes are all vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free:

Super Seed Granola

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Nutty Granola with Hemp Seed & Flaxseed

5-Minute Stovetop Granola

Easy Pecan Granola

The Easiest Homemade Granola

Now, Let’s Make The Easiest Granola Recipe!

This easy granola recipe will be your new go-to make-ahead nutritious breakfast add-on or healthy snack.  It is naturally vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free, legume-free and refined sugar-free so it works well for many types of diets.

I cannot wait for you to give this recipe a try!  Let’s get baking!

Simple Easy Gluten-Free Granola

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Granola

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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Granola

The Easiest Granola Recipe


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is the easiest granola recipe ever.  It only requires six nutritious pantry ingredients that you simply stir together before baking in the oven.  After just thirty minutes, out comes absolutely irresistibly delicious and addictive granola.  It is salty, sweet, and perfectly golden brown.  I love to sprinkle it on smoothies, yogurt and chia seed pudding or eat it plain by the handful!  It is also delicious with homemade plant milk and fresh blueberries.  This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats (certified gluten-free if desired)
  • 1 cup blanched super fine almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well. Transfer the mixture to the lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer using a spatula.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes tossing halfway through.
  4. Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet before enjoying (at least 15 minutes). Once cooled, granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Notes

Sometimes I add a handful of unsweetened finely shredded coconut flakes.  You can also mix in dried fruit or refined sugar-free vegan chocolate chips after it comes out of the oven.

If you do not have avocado oil you can use melted coconut oil.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven Baked

Keywords: easiest granola

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6 Comments

  1. Marji

    Love this recipe! I add any dried fruit I have on hand and nuts. Easy and delicious. I was going to add some chia seeds next round. Thanks for such great inspirations.

    Reply
    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you! Love your additions… I’m so glad it worked out! I think chia seeds would work great here too. And hemp seed for protein :). You may want to slightly increase the avocado oil and maple syrup if you add more ingredients. Hope that helps! Eager to hear how it turns out for you! Best, Elaine

      Reply
  2. Abby

    So so good and so so easy. Literally takes like 5 minutes to put together and clean up is super fast which is always a bonus. Going to be making this on repeat!

    Reply
    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much for the rating and comment! Yes, I love how quick and easy it is too – we make it a couple times a week here so I had to come up with a simple version for sure! LOL!

      Reply
  3. Dyanne

    the best and easiest granola recipe! I have this in regular rotation now. Sometimes I add in chopped sliced almonds for extra crunch and its so good.

    Reply
    • Elaine Gordon

      Aw thank you so much, Dyanne! I really appreciate you letting me know! We make it ALL the time over here. I love your idea of adding sliced almonds for a crunch! I’ll have to try that!

      Reply

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