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How to Make Best Vegan Granola Recipes?

Vegan Granola Recipes

Vegan Granola Recipes: As one of the most versatile vegan foods, granola can be used as a topping for oatmeal, pancakes, or just about anything else. Honestly, granola is pretty good on its own, too, especially if cooked into a bar form for easy traveling. Let’s explore three delicious vegan granola recipes that will take your next breakfast to a whole new level of flavor!

Vegan Granola Recipes

Two of our recipes are classic, loose-style granola and the third bonus option is made into a bar, covering all of the breakfast bases! These recipes are also easily customized to suit a wide variety of flavor preferences or mix-in desires, so get creative and create something new! The beauty of granola is how easily you can switch it up.

1. Basic Four Ingredient Vegan Granola Recipes

This granola is a fantastic no-frills option that works great as a topping for a ton of different foods like yogurt, pancakes, or oatmeal and is also pretty tasty on its own. The ingredients are simple and good for you, meaning you can snack away on a portion while knowing you are nourishing your body with tons of nutrients and natural ingredients! Plus, since it is so basic, you can easily tweak the recipe to add even more flavor like chocolate chips, cinnamon, or just about anything else.

Vegan Granola Recipes Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped nuts (any you like, almonds and walnuts are great, as are pecans)
  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup maple syrup

How To Make 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a pan with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix them well, allowing clumps and clusters to form
  • Pour onto the lined pan and gently spread it into an even layer, being careful to not break up any clusters and encourage the formation of new clusters
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Flip the clusters
  • Bake for another 20 minutes or so, until the mix, is crispy and browned
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for thirty minutes to an hour
  • Enjoy! Store in an airtight container once fully cooled.

2. Nutrient Blend Vegan Granola Recipes

Packed with tons of seeds and nuts to provide a wide variety of nutrients and vitamins, this granola blend is as flavorful as it is healthy. It is easily customized but with all of the good stuff already included, you probably will not outright need to modify the recipe. Plus, since it clusters well during formation, it is great for an on the go snack since it is less crumbly than some other similar versions!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant oats, as they will become a soggy mess)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup finely chopped roasted almonds
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond butter (can sub any nut or seed butter except PB2 or other powdered products, as they will not have the proper oil content)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup

How To Make

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Pour the syrup, nut butter, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla into a bowl and stir until well combined
  • Add in the almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, coconut flakes, and walnuts.
  • Mix well until clusters begin to form
  • Scoop it onto the baking sheet and gently press into a single layer, encouraging clump and cluster formation
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Flip
  • Bake for around 10 more or until crispy and browned slightly. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Let cool for thirty minutes to an hour
  • Enjoy!
  • Let cool fully before storing in an airtight container

3. Easy Granola Bars

If loose granola or granola clusters are not your things, these easy granola bars will be the perfect addition to your morning routine!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond butter (can sub any nut or seed butter as long as it is not PB2 or similar product, as it will not have the oil content necessary to create the texture we are going for)
  • 1 cup chopped, roasted almonds
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats, not instant
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

How To Make

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients into a well-mixed blend. It should look a bit stiff and almost batter-like
  • Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing it down into a single bar with no gapping or open spaces
  • Bake for around twenty minutes. If it is not firm enough, try baking it a little longer until it is crisped but still moist.
  • Remove from the oven and cut into equal-sized squares. Let cool completely then wrap the servings individually in plastic or wax paper to prevent sticking
  • Store in the refrigerator

Building a Better Breakfast

As the so-called “most important meal of the day”, your breakfast should be anything but boring. It should get you ready for a good day and help get your headspace to a positive, ready to be a productive place. Try out these granola recipes to add a little nutritional boost and flavor enhancement to your meal; your day might just end up a little brighter!

What do you think?

Written by Mel Ebenstein

I am a marketer and entrepreneur. I have avoided meat for decades, but became vegan, in 2014, on the advice of my cardiologist. The purpose of this site is not to convince everyone to become strictly vegan, but to encourage people that they are best advised to eat as much plant based food as possible and to provide information, including recipes and other articles, for both vegans and non-vegans alike.

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