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Nut and Seed Granola

A satisfying vegan granola that's naturally sweetened, oil-free, and protein-rich. Made with warm flavors of maple, cinnamon, and vanilla. Plus easy to customize!
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins
CourseBreakfast, Snack
CuisineGluten-Free Option, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings8 (2/3-cup servings)

Ingredients

For the dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped (I use raw, unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the wet ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (or up to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Stir-in:

  • 1/3 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). Line a baking pan with parchment paper (or Silpat). Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir very well to thoroughly coat.
  • Spread out granola evenly on the lined pan.
  • Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. (It will gradually harden as it cools.) Then stir in raisins or other dried fruit of choice.

Notes

Yield: Recipe makes about 5 cups granola.
Customizing: Add pumpkin seeds (pepitas), pecans, peanuts, or hemp hearts to the oat mixture. Or stir in dried cranberries, dried cherries, vegan chocolate chips, or coconut flakes after baking.
Storing: Let it cool completely, then store in an airtight container or glass jar. We keep it in the fridge or pantry for a couple weeks.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 291 kcal | Carbohydrates: 34 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.004 g | Potassium: 259 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 9 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 81 mg | Iron: 2 mg