Healthy Homemade Vegan Granola


This delicious, wholesome homemade granola is a staple in my household! It is one of my favorite go-to breakfast or snack foods. Pour it over with almond milk, top it over yogurt and berries, or simply grab a handful during those pesky snack attacks!


Best thing about this? It's so cheap and easy to make! Not to mention healthy. Made with whole grains, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners!


Plus, they're incredibly versatile! Don't like coconut? Leave 'em out. Have a nut-allergy? Use seeds instead. Want some extra indulgence? Throw in some chocolate chips. If you want chunkier clusters, use a thicker stickier syrup like brown rice syrup or honey! The world is your oyster, or in this case, granola. Mmm... Granola...



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes to an hour


Yield: about 6.5 to 7 cups


INGREDIENT

  • 4 cups oats

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil*

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup*

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup raisins

OTHER MIX-IN IDEAS

  • Go nuts for nuts! Pecans, cashews, peanuts, macadamia, hazelnut

  • Seeds: pistachios, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds

  • Dried Fruit: craisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, candied ginger

  • Chocolate chips, yogurt chips, cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add in all of the ingredients except the raisins. Mix thoroughly till all of the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the wet ingredients.

  3. Using a lined half sheet pan (about 13" x 18"), spread the granola mixture evenly on the pan and pack it in by pressing it down with a spatula.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden, taking it out halfway to mix it a second time and press it down into the pan once again.

  5. Once the granola has baked, let it cool completely. This will take about 30 minutes.

  6. Once cooled, stir in the raisins and enjoy!

*NOTES

  • Store in an airtight container. This granola will last about 2 weeks.

  • Use certified gluten-free oats to make 100% gluten-free.

  • For a lighter oil option, substitute the coconut oil for olive oil.

  • For chunkier clusters, use a thicker stickier syrup like brown rice syrup or honey. Replace the maple syrup completely or sub for half the amount.

MAKE THIS RECIPE?

Snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @samanthasambile and hashtag #eatwithsamsam. I'd love to see your creations!

Also, comment below to let me know how yours came out

  • Grey YouTube Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon

Los Angeles, CA  •  310.694.0832  •  hello@samanthasambile.com