Easy Granola Recipe (refined sugar-free + vegan)

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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:

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.

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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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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.


Ingredients

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  • 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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22 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.






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    • 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

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  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!






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    • 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!

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    • Marilyn

      Will it taste sweet enough if I use less honey such as 1/4 cup?

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      • Elaine Gordon

        Yes I have done this before although I much prefer 1/3-1/2 cup to get the nice granola clusters and the best texture overall. The liquid sweetener helps bind it together… maybe you could try substituting almond butter? I haven’t tried this yet but it could potentially work to balance out the fact that you are reducing the liquid in this recipe.

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  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.






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    • 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!

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  4. Mandie Evans

    This is my new favorite granola recipe! So easy and delicious 🙂 thanks Elaine!






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Aw thank you SO much, Mandie! So happy you had a chance to try it out and loved it like we do!

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    • Casey

      This was easy and delicious!






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      • Elaine Gordon

        Thank you so much! 🙂

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  5. Libi

    Best granola! So easy to make and my kids eat it up!






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you SO much! So happy you and your kids love it!

      Reply
  6. Ashley Hamill

    Oh My Yum!! This is so delicious… and so moreish! I love how healthy it is and still so tasty:) I will definatel make again






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Ashley! I’m so happy you loved it! Love this comment so much LOL. Best, Elaine

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      • Rachel

        I was searching online for gluten free/vegan family meal plans before school starts next month and I was assuming that I wasn’t going to find anything that would help me.

        I stumbled upon Elaine’s website and I’m sort of shocked I am just finding out about this place online..

        Normally I feel very limited in what I can make and like it takes a large effort to find new things. I was almost overwhelmed at the options that I had in front of me.

        I made the granola first today. When I started I realized I didnt have any oil. She says this recipe is easy and I haven’t found making granola to be as easy as I would think it would be and while I could have tried substituting something I didn’t want to play around with an easy recipe and ruin it and therfor be afraid to try it again. So I went to Target to get some avocado oil and make the granola.

        Let’s just say almost the entire container is gone. My daughter’s and I ate it for lunch with almond milk and then I hung out with the granola for about 15 minutes around 3… I guess I need to make a new batch!

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        • Elaine Gordon

          Thank you so much for sharing this, Rachel! It makes me so happy to hear this was helpful for you 🙂 This granola recipe is a family favorite and we make it at least once a week. It is just so easy, delicious and nutritious! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it too. Best, Elaine

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  7. Silvia

    I loved making this granola and it is delicious. I didn’t have maple syrup so I used honey instead.






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Silvia! I’m glad your substitution worked well. Any liquid sweetener works in this recipe although they each have slightly different flavors and levels of sweetness. But they all should work 🙂 Thank you for the five star rating! Best. Elaine

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  8. Laurie

    All time favorite and a must have! I love how it’s so versatile, you can add whatever you want to each batch you make or keep it simple!

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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Laurie! I am so happy you enjoy this one so much too! I agree it is versatile and you can make it your own if you want! 🙂 Thank you again! Best, Elaine

      Reply

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