Classic Homemade Granola Recipe | Vegan & Gluten Free
Homemade Granola Recipe with Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit – How to Make Homemade Granola!
Store-bought granola is often teeming with added sugars. And, although delicious, all of that sugar doesn’t make for such a healthy breakfast… Luckily, you can easily whip up this homemade granola recipe for a low sugar option! Plus, it’s totally vegan and gluten free. (Just be sure to use certified gluten free oats.)
Typically, you’ll find even seemingly ‘healthy’ brands with around 10-15g of sugar. For some, it can be as much as 20g or more! And, that’s all packed into just a ¼ cup serving of granola. (Lets be real, most of us eat more than ¼ cup in a sitting…) Instead, in ¼ cup of this homemade granola recipe, there are only 5g of sugars!
But, it’s still perfectly sweet and irresistibly crunchy. Served on yogurt with fresh fruit, it’s a truly wholesome breakfast you’ll want to enjoy again and again! And, an awesome recipe to include in your weekly meal prep.
Make this Homemade Granola Recipe Your Own
Yes, many store-bought varieties use similar ingredients to those in this homemade granola recipe. But, the major difference is the amount of sugar that’s added. In this entire homemade granola recipe, there’s only 2 tablespoons of maple syrup! Which, divided among 4 servings, isn’t a whole lot.
So, use the ingredient amounts in this homemade granola recipe as your base. Then, get creative with your granola mix-ins! Oats are a classic granola base, with plenty of nutritious complex carbs, fiber, and essential minerals. But, the nuts, seeds, and dried fruit are totally up to you!
I kept this homemade granola recipe classic with pecans, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. Of course, there are TONS of other options. Cashews, coconut flakes, or chopped dried apricots would all be delicious choices to change it up!
Make this homemade granola recipe YOUR ultimate granola. And, you can switch it up again and again for endless variety!
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Homemade Granola Recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup nuts, whatever you prefer, I used pecans and almonds
- ½ cup seeds, I used pumpkin and sunflower
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup, or honey
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- ½ cup dried fruit, I used golden raisins and cranberries
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Mix everything together. Transfer to a pan lined with parchment.
- Bake 28-30 minutes. If you want larger pieces of granola, don’t stir. If you want smaller pieces, stir halfway through.
- Allow to cool completely before breaking up into pieces.
- Homemade granola recipe yields ~3 cups.