Vegan Granola Recipe

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Vegan Granola Recipe

Granola recipe is another recipe that I have wanted to try forever and I finally did it yesterday. Over the years I have bookmarked a lot of granola recipes but haven’t tried one because I would be missing one ingredient or the other. I borrowed Sweet Vegan by Emily Mainquist from the library and saw this vegan granola recipe. Luckily I had all the ingredients at home and decided to give it a shot.

I did quite a bit of ingredient substitution keeping the measurements same as in the original recipe. Three years ago my friend Dee had sent me her homemade granola which was so good. She had used hazelnuts in her recipe, so I too wanted to use it instead of the almonds mentioned in the original recipe. That switch definitely worked out great. I’m positive that this vegan granola recipe will become a huge hit with your family and friends.

Vegan Granola Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins40 Mins7 Cups
Vegan Granola Recipe Have the measurements of this vegan granola recipe as the base to create a variety of flavor combinations to suit the season. Use tropical fruits like dried mango, papaya, coconut flakes and macadamia nuts for summer. For winter it could be pistachios and dried cranberries.
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 and 1/2 cups roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • oats = spelt/quinoa flakes
  • hazelnuts = almonds or a combination of nuts and seeds
  • coconut oil = any neutral flavor oil
  • maple syrup = agave/honey
  • cranberries/raisins = any other dried fruit
  1. Preheat the oven to 300F/150C for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, hazelnuts, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Heat the oil and maple syrup in the microwave oven for 20 seconds.
  4. Pour it over the oat mixture. Add the vanilla extract and stir until all the ingredients are combined well.
  5. Spread the granola onto a 9×13-inch baking pan. (See My Notes)
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  7. Place the pan on a wire rack, stir in the dried fruits, and push the granola to one side of the pan while cooling. This ensures that the granola will cool in large clusters. Keeps well for a month if stored in an airtight container.
  1. Emily is 100% right that this vegan granola recipe is the best you will ever taste. The taste and texture is just perfect. My favorite part is the nicely toasted and crunchy hazelnuts. I’m actually picking the hazelnuts whenever I go past the jar. I would probably decrease the quantity of brown sugar a wee bit because I find the granola quite sweet.
My Notes:
  1. I have an extra-large cookie sheet which I used to make this granola. I did try it in a 9×13 inch pan at first and saw that it was too crowded so transferred it to the large sheet. This cookie sheet was so big that I was able to spread the entire granola mixture without it clumping together. It later occurred to me that this could be the reason that my granola didn’t form any clusters at all.
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  1. Don Bodenbach

    Hello Madhuram I just want to thank you for this recipe. I think this is the first of many recipes I will learn from you. Keep up the great work.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome Don.

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  3. Geetha Sriram

    Hi MadhuramJi,

    I live in Chennai, India.

    I’ve been referring ur website for a long time. I’m a great fan of granola. I always search ur website for granola recipe. Today i got! I’ve lots of different recipes for granola. But, nothing works better for me 🙁

    I need to know…

    1.Can i substitute jaggery for brown sugar?? And
    2.Can i substitute honey for maple syrup?

    if so, do i need to increase/decrease the oven temp?

    pls advice…

    • Madhuram

      Hi Geetha, you could try substituting jaggery and honey. I’m not sure how it will affect the result because I have not tried it myself. Just do a very small batch and see how it turns out and then you can increase the quantity you want to make.

  4. abg

    Can u put recipe for eggless biscotti?

  5. Lubna Karim

    That’s a perfect granola recipe. Love it.

  6. Rajani

    This is one keeper recipe for sure – just foraging into the granola department and here I find an exceptional one at your space, much thanks for sharing. YOu can be sure I’ll be trying this within a week and will get back to you – with my substitutions too!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Rajani. Do let me know how you liked it.

  7. Vimitha

    OH how i would love to have that for my daily breakfast…