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This oil-free vegan vanilla almond granola recipe is super simple, quick, and low in calories (at least compared to other granolas)!
So, if you love granola, but want it to be a bit lighter and healthier than store bought, be sure to scroll down to the recipe and make a batch or two to keep your cupboards stocked for those granola cravings!
This granola recipe is Whole Food Plant-Based, YAY!!
Whole Food Plant-Based recipes are ones that are truly good for your health. Unfortunately, not all vegan recipes or food is healthy, nor are foods labeled plant-based in stores. You need that ‘whole food’ part to be there, otherwise it could be processed or unhealthy.
Ingredients Needed for Healthy Vanilla Almond Granola
Oats: The best type of oats to use for this granola is old fashioned oats. Quick cooking oats may work, but have not been tested. Do not use oatmeal from oatmeal packets with flavorings.
Almonds: DO NOT use whole almonds, this recipe calls for sliced almonds. Slivered almonds may also work. If you are not able to eat almonds or do not like almonds, feel free to replace them with another chopped nut.
Maple Syrup: Since this recipe contains no oil and we need a type of type to help combine the nuts and oats together, we are sweetening and sticking at the same time with syrup. This sweetener can not be replaced with sugar, but might work with agave or another liquid sweetener.
Vanilla: Vanilla gives it a sweet and delicious flavor and brings down the nuttiness. It can be omitted, but the taste may be off.
How to Make Vegan Oil Free Granola
*Note that these instructions can be printed below
Step one: Preheat your oven to 375℉ and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
Step two: Stir together all of the ingredients.
Step three: Spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet in a thin layer. If it’s not in a thin layer it will take longer to bake. It’s better to use two baking sheets if one is not large enough for the whole mixture to be in a thin layer.
Step four: Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven, stir, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Be sure to keep an eye on it while it bakes, to prevent burning.
Step five: Allow to cool and then enjoy on top of your dairy-free yogurt!
How to Serve This Delicious Almond Granola
You can serve this granola warm or cold.
- non-dairy yogurt and berries
- apple crisp
- other cooked fruit desserts
- Nice cream
- Vegan ice cream
- Pancakes or waffles
- And more!
How to Store Vanilla Granola
Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container, preferably glass- like a mason jar, for up to 1-2 weeks.
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Vanilla Almond GranolaShawna Clapper
- 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- ½ cup Almonds sliced
- ⅓ cup Maple Syrup
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- Preheat your oven to 375℉ and line your baking sheet.
- Stir together all of the ingredients.
- Spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet in a thin layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
- Allow to cool and then enjoy on top of your dairy-free yogurt!