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4 Ingredient Vegan Granola

$5.76 Total/$0.36 Serving

You are going to love this 4 ingredient vegan granola recipe! It’s so easy to make, naturally sweetened, gluten free, dairy free and perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Silver spatula on baking sheet full of granola.

Why this recipe works

  • Made with just 4 ingredients in under 30 minutes, this granola is the perfect homemade snack!
  • Vegan granola is perfect for adding to parfaits, serving on smoothie bowls, on oatmeal or eaten as a snack right out of your hand! And it’s so simple to make!
  • Making homemade granola is inexpensive and you get to control the quality of the ingredients! No high fructose corn syrup or granulated sugar here!
  • This crunchy vegan granola recipe is easily customizable too!
Glass jar filled with vegan granola clusters.
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Ingredients

  • Gluten free rolled oats (or old fashioned oats) – these oats are perfect for making granola
  • Maple syrup – for sweetness and to help the granola form into clusters. If you don’t have maple syrup you can also try brown rice syrup or honey (not vegan)
  • Avocado oil – Avocado oil is used because it doesn’t have a strong flavor. You can also use unrefined coconut oil (melted) or extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cinnamon – cinnamon provides extra sweetness and makes the house smell amazing when cooking.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl combine the gluten free oats, maple syrup, avocado oil and cinnamon. Stir well. Let sit at least 2 minutes. Stir again.
Glass bowl filled with oats and cinnamon before and after stirring.
  • Add parchment paper or a silicone liner to an extra large half-sheet pan (which is the size of your oven). If you don’t have a large sheet pan, you will want to prepare 2 sheet pans.
  • Add the granola mixture to the sheet pan and use the back of your spoon to even it out, spreading it into one uniform layer (that is not too thick).
  • Use the back of a spoon or a large spatula, press down on the granola mixture, really packing it down. This will help the clusters to form during cooking.
Baking sheet with raw granola being spread out with spoon.
  • Place the granola in a 350F oven for 21 minutes. Take out immediately.
  • Let the granola cool completely (about 15-20 minutes) before you try to break it into clusters.
  • Once cooled completely, add to a glass container and store in the fridge.
Large baking sheet full of vegan granola.
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Other add in’s to change the flavor

  • Coconut flakes (buy toasted coconut flakes and add them after cooking or add coconut flakes half way through baking so they don’t burn)
  • Chocolate chips (add at the end after granola is completely cooled off)
  • Cacao nibs (add at the end after granola is completely cooled off)
  • Dried fruit (add after cooking)
  • Nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • Change the flavor with pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon!
Large mason jar filled with vegan granola

FAQ’s

How long can you store granola?

You can store this homemade vegan granola for up to 1 week in the fridge (for best texture and taste). You can also store it in individual portions in the freezer for a longer storage life (up to 3 months).

Can I cut back on the maple syrup?

This recipe can be cut down to 1/3 of a cup of maple syrup and it still form clusters. However, anything lower than 1/3 cup of maple syrup and the granola doesn’t form clusters very well.

What if the granola doesn’t form clusters?

Be sure to really press down with a spoon or a spatula when the granola is raw. Also make sure that you give the granola time to cool completely before breaking it apart. Use a large spatula and go slowly.

What are some ways to use granola?

  • On smoothies
  • On yogurt parfaits
  • As cereal with some fresh berries and milk of choice
  • On oatmeal or cauliflower oatmeal (for crunch)
  • On top of protein pudding for crunch and added carbs
  • As a snack right out of your hand (my personal favorite)
Glass container filled with vegan granola with granola around the jar.

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Glass jar filled with vegan granola clusters.

4 Ingredient Vegan Granola

$5.76 Total/$0.36 Serving
This 4 ingredient vegan granola is going to become your new favorite granola recipe! It's easy to make, bakes in under 30 minutes, is packed with flavor and can easily be customizable! Gluten free, naturally sweetened, dairy free and full of crunchy clusters!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free granola, maple cinnamon granola, vegan granola
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 21 mins
Rest time: 15 mins
Total Time: 39 mins
Servings: 16 servings

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, maple syrup, avocado oil and maple syrup. Stir well. Let sit at least 2 minutes and stir again, giving the oats a minute to soak up the liquid.
  • Line a large baking sheet (or 2 smaller baking sheets) with parchment paper or silicone liners. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Pour the granola onto the pan (or divide it between 2 pans evenly). Use the back of a spoon or a spatula to evenly distribute the granola into one layer on the baking sheet.
  • Once the granola is in one layer, use the back of a spoon or spatula and press down firmly on the granola. This will help make the clusters form.
  • Bake in the 350F oven for 21 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and allow the granola to cool completely for 15-20 minutes.
  • Carefully break up the granola. Store in an airtight container after fully cooling.

Notes

Serving size is 1/4 cup.
You can store this homemade vegan granola for up to 1 week in the fridge (for best texture and taste). You can also store it in individual portions in the freezer for a longer storage life.
Maple syrup is used for sweetness and to help the granola form into clusters. If you don’t have maple syrup you can also try brown rice syrup or honey (not vegan)
Avocado oil is used because it doesn’t have a strong flavor. You can also use unrefined coconut oil (melted) or extra virgin olive oil.
Can you cut back on the maple syrup?
Yes, this recipe can be cut down to 1/3 of a cup of maple syrup and it still form clusters. However, anything lower than 1/3 cup of maple syrup and the granola doesn’t form clusters very well.
Other add in’s to change the flavor of this vegan granola
  • Coconut flakes (buy toasted coconut flakes and add them after cooking or add coconut flakes half way through baking so they don’t burn)
  • Chocolate chips (add at the end after granola is completely cooled off)
  • Cacao nibs (add at the end after granola is completely cooled off)
  • Dried fruit (add after cooking)
  • Nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • Change the flavor with pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon!
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
135
Fat
 
5
g
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
Fiber
 
2
g
Sugar
 
6
g
Protein
 
3
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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Christina

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Made this granola this morning and it was absolutely delicious. Not overly sweet and followed the directions exactly and it came out perfect!!! Put it on top of an açaí bowl and I was in heaven! Thank you Sam!