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Vegan Granola Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Vegan Granola

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"This is an awesome, addictive, one hundred percent vegan granola. We always have a batch of this on hand to sprinkle on soy yogurt or eat with soy or rice milk."

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare two cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix apple juice, molasses and extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring to coat. Spread mixture onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven, stirring mixture every 10 to 15 minutes, or until granola has a golden brown color. Let cool. Stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2008

I'm not a vegan, but I love granola. This was an excellent recipe. I'm not a big molasses fan so I substituted comb honey or agave nectar. I also just used raisins instead of mixed fruit and apricots because I did not have them on hand. I will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2007

I was very excited to make my very first batch of granola. Unfortunately, I would not make this particular recipe again. It had too much molasses and turned out very brown. It also burned in my oven after being in there for only 8 minutes. Lastly, my husband and I had sick tummies after eating some of it. If you can stomach a lot of molasses and are a dedicated vegan, go ahead and try it! The ingredients are particularly nutritious for expecting mothers (much folic acid and iron).


16 Ratings

Mar 24, 2009

Who knew making granola could be so easy? Although the premise is great, I found it a little bland. Perhaps a little more spice and just a little more sweetener would be good. Word to the wise: better to take out of the oven sooner than later. I kept thinking it didn't quite look toasted enough after stirring it two or three times... so I left it in... and got some burnt pieces on the edge.

Nov 01, 2011

I used 1/4 cup maple and 1/4 cup molasses. It was perfect. It's important to stir every 10 minutes and if your oven runs hot, lower it to 325degrees and leave it in the oven a few extra minutes. It's best to heat it slower than to burn it.

Feb 16, 2011

Very good!! Next time I'm going to substitute the molasses with Agave to see how that turns out.

Oct 11, 2010

This is a great snack. I found that 30 minutes was a bit too long when using 2 baking sheets, so the next time I just used one. I may try 2 baking sheets again for 20-25 minutes.

Apr 14, 2013

This recipe gets 4 stars for not using oil to make granola. This recipe is also good as a basic granola that you can add whatever you want to after it is baked. I baked it first as written and then baked it again with modifications. I agree with other reviewers that felt that cooking this granola at 350 degrees F is too long and too hot. It was also not sweet enough for our tastes. First I made this with the suggested ingredients and baked for the 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, stirring and checking it at 10 minute intervals. I used parchment paper in my two pans. It browned up nicely. Unfortunately, it was burnt tasting. Next the modifications: I made my second (and third!) batch with more liquid ingredients; I mixed up 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup apple juice and 1 tsp vanilla. This time I cooked it, as other reviewers have suggested, at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes mixing it up and switching my pans after 10 minutes. I pulled it out before it got brown or hard/dried out. There was even some moisture remaining when I stirred it up after I removed it from the oven. It dried as it cooled. This combination made the perfect crunchy, sweet-tasting granola. I will use this recipe again as modified.

Aug 26, 2007

Easy to make and my family loves it.


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  • Calories
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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