Homemade Granola 101 & Ten Recipes!

Easy Toss & Bake Vegan Granola If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, follow me!), you already know of my recent obsession of making homemade granola and having it every morning. I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own granola. It’s so incredibly simple to make and much cheaper than buying the pre-made kind in the store. Granola sold here in Malaysia is so expensive.

The best part of making your own granola is that you get to decided exactly what goes in! You can customize your own perfect mix with all your favorite nuts and dried fruit. Or, if you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to run out to the store, just use whatever you have in your pantry

Easy Toss & Bake Vegan Granola Easy Toss & Bake Vegan Granola

When it comes to granola, here’s some basics to remember:

1. Always use rolled oats, not the quick cooking kind.

2. Include your favorite nuts and seeds.

3. Include your favorite dried fruit.

4. Try to include super seeds like hemp, flax, or chia seeds.

5. Omit oils, or at least try and limit them.

Easy Toss & Bake Vegan Granola

Here is my favorite go-to recipe for granola. It’s quick and easy and you can toss everything together in the pan, no bowls required! You can switch any of the ingredients out and substitute to your preference. I included oil in the recipe below, but I personally prefer to leave it out.

Easy Toss-And-Bake Granola

4  cups  old-fashioned rolled oats (not the quick cooking kind)
1  cup almonds, either sliced or roughly chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsalted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or shelled sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 – 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons oil of your choice (optional)
1 cup dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, or currants)


Preheat oven to 350° F.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the oats, almonds, coconut, flaxseeds and pepitas with the maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt

Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.

Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.


There are so many delicious vegan granola recipes out there on the interent, I decided to round some up for you! As you can see, you can take granola in any direction you want. So get creative! Take some time and check out the links, recipes, and blogs below. Get inspired. You can try a new recipe every week!

Vegan Granola Roundup

 Clean Green LifeOrange Cranberry Granola 

Keepin’ It KindTriple Ginger Molasses Granola 

Vanilla & SpiceToasted Buckwheat and Millet Granola 

Chocolate and Chou FleurChocolate Chunk Maple Granola with Coconut and Dates 

Vegan RichaChivda (Savory Indian Granola) 

Healthy Food for LivingApple Cinnamon Granola

Health is HappinessAlmond & Hemp Seed Granola

May I Have That Recipe?Savory & Spicy Granola

The Sweet LifeDark Chocolate and Cherry Granola

How do you like to make your granola? What’s your favorite things to add in? How do you like to eat granola? I love eating a big bowl filled with bananas and cold soy milk! 

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About Stephanie Watkins

Welcome to my blog, I'm Stephanie. I was born and raised in sunny California but now live with my husband in Malaysia. This is where I write, cook, and photograph our new life overseas. I love taking pictures, experiencing new cultures, and eating an animal-free and plant based diet.

13. February 2013 by Stephanie Watkins
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Comments (5)

  1. I love making granola too- it’s so easy, inexpensive, delicious, and it makes your house smell amazing! I love the pepitas in this granola- such a nice touch!

    Thank you for including my granola in the mix! :-)

  2. i love making granola too.. though end up making savory version more.:) this is one fantastic looking granola. Thank you for the shout out:)

  3. Granola is my go-to food. I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s great for snack time as well. I am loving the pepitas in this recipe! Great round-up too.

  4. i love granola as well! Although it is really hard to find a great packaged version, I would rather make my own any day : )

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