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Vanilla Almond Granola

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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!

Vanilla almond granola on top of non-dairy yogurt in a weck jar, with strawberries an blueberries on top, as well.

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

Almond vanilla granola ingredients laid out on a white marble countertop.

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.

All ingredients for low calorie granola recipe in a bowl in first image, second image is everything mixed together.

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!

Almond granola mixture on a baking sheet before baked in first image and after baked in second image.

How to Serve This Delicious Almond Granola

You can serve this granola warm or cold.

Serve with:

How to Store Vanilla Granola

Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container, preferably glass- like a mason jar, for up to 1-2 weeks.

Oil free vegan granola in a white bowl on top of more almond vanilla granola.

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Vanilla Almond Granola

Shawna Clapper
An easy to make, crunchy, satisfying vanilla almond granola recipe that's vegan, oil free, low in calories and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup Almonds sliced
  • cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Video

Notes

Make sure you have a thin layer of the granola on your baking sheet, otherwise it will take longer to bake.
*2 tablespoons is 1 serving, this recipe makes 2 cups total.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 0.04IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword almonds, granola, vanilla
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