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Easy Baked Granola (6-ingredients, Nut-free)

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Making homemade granola is way easier than you think! This ‘Easy Baked Granola’ is made using just 6 basic ingredients. It’s a crunchy, sweet, and wholesome option for a quick breakfast or snack.

A bowl of baked granola with chocolate chunks.

If you visit any grocery store, you’ll likely find many different granola options. But the problem is, many store-bought versions can “appear” to be healthy, but are often packed with oil, sugars, saturated fat, and other unhealthy ingredients.

But when making your very own granola from scratch, you’ll know EXACTLY what’s going in it. No weird ingredients or things you can’t pronounce.

Another cool factor is that it looks fancy, but is actually super easy to make. And this version uses only 6 basic ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen.

This healthy granola recipe is sweet, crunchy, flavorful, chocolatey, and filled with deliciousness. Add some Homemade Almond Milk for an even better experience.

An overhead shot of a bowl of easy baked granola, a cup of milk, a spoon, and additional chocolate chunks in a small bowl.

Tips for making this baked granola a success:

  • Don’t have tahini on hand? You can use almond or peanut butter in the place of tahini.
  • For the coconut flakes, both shredded coconut OR coconut flakes will work, as they will be broken down in the food processor.
  • It’s important to wait until the granola has cooled completely before adding the chocolate chips, otherwise they will melt. To cool faster, spread out the granola on the baking sheet after cooled, or add to a bowl and put in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • This recipe is nut-free, but feel free to add a handful or two of nuts before baking, such as pecans, almonds, peanuts, or even sunflower seeds, etc.
  • You can also add dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or banana chips to this granola, if desired. If so, add to the baked granola (after baking), while cooling.
A bowl of homemade granola with a spoon

How to make this homemade granola:

First, preheat your oven to 325 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Then, in a food processor, add the oats, flax seed and shredded coconut. Process until blended and broken into small pieces (see below).

A food processor filled with oatmeal, flax egg, and coconut flakes, mixed together.

Next add the tahini and maple syrup. Process until combined (see below). 

A food processor with a baked granola mixture.

Remove the blade from the food processor and transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon in case any of the mixture did not blend completely in the food processor. 

Using your hands, crumble the oats mixture onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, in a single layer, leaving some larger pieces in tact (as shown below). 

A baking sheet covered in parchment paper and homemade granola.

Bake at 325 F for 15-18 minutes, stirring halfway through. You will know it’s done once the oatmeal is starting to brown and dry out a bit; be careful not to burn. 

A baking sheet after coming out of the oven, with golden baked homemade granola.

Transfer the granola to a bowl and let cool. When cooled, add the chocolate chunks; stir to combine. Store in an airtight container and it will keep for at least 2 weeks. 

Enjoy this granola on its own or with milk or nondairy yogurt. This recipe makes 4 cups granola, or 8 (1/2 cup) servings. 

A white bowl filled with baked granola with milk being poured on top.

Helpful Tools:

  • Coffee Grinder– If you only have whole flax seeds on hand, you’ll need to grind them. You don’t don’t need anything fancy; this simple grinder will do.
  • Parchment Paper– a staple in a plant-based kitchen! Use it when cooking almost anything in the oven.
  • Food Processor– this piece of equipment is crucial to break up the oats/coconut and combine ingredients.

Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Try one of these:

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Easy Baked Granola (6-ingredients, Nut-free)

Baked Granola with chocolate chunks in a white bowl

Making homemade granola is way easier than you think! This ‘Easy Baked Granola’ is made using just 6 basic ingredients. It’s a crunchy, sweet, and wholesome option for a quick breakfast or snack.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Granola
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, add the oats, flax seed and coconut. Process until blended and broken into small pieces. Next add the tahini and maple syrup. Process until combined.
  3. Remove the blade from the food processor and transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon in case any of the mixture did not blend completely in the food processor.
  4. Using your hands, crumble the mixture onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, in a single layer, leaving some larger pieces in tact.
  5. Bake at 325 F for 15-18 minutes, stirring halfway through. You will know it’s done once the oatmeal is starting to brown and dry out a bit; be careful not to burn.
  6. Transfer the granola to a bowl and let cool. When cooled completely, add the chocolate chunks; stir to combine. Store in an airtight container for at least 2 weeks.
  7. Enjoy this granola on its own or with milk (such as this Homemade Almond Milk) or nondairy yogurt. This recipe makes 4 cups granola, or 8 (1/2 cup) servings.

 

Notes

  • *Don’t have tahini on hand? You can use almond or peanut butter in the place of tahini.
  • **For the coconut flakes, both shredded coconut OR coconut flakes will work, as they will be broken down in the food processor.
  • It’s important to wait until the granola has cooled completely before adding the chocolate chips, otherwise they will melt. To cool faster, spread out the granola on the baking sheet after cooled, or add to a bowl and put in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • This recipe is nut-free, but feel free to add a handful or two of nuts before baking, such as pecans, almonds, peanuts, or even sunflower seeds, etc.
  • You can also add dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or banana chips to this granola, if desired. If so, add to the baked granola (after baking), while cooling.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 12.9
  • Sodium: 16.6
  • Fat: 12.7
  • Carbohydrates: 28.8
  • Protein: 5.5

Keywords: baked granola, homemade granola, vegan granola, easy granola

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2 Comments

  • Easy peasy. Seriously, if you’re looking for a delicious, quick and healthy breakfast option, this is it!

    I was looking for something simple and when I noticed I already had all the ingredients in my pantry, it was a no-brainer. I ended up substituting organic almond & peanut butter because the tahini I had in my cupboard was too stiff for me to stir and my husband wasn’t around to help me. LOL. I baked for a full 18 minutes & it came out perfectly.

    I added unsweetened cranberries and after my clean-up, I sat down to indulge myself. I also added unsweetened almond milk and eat it like a cereal.

    Enjoy!!!

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    • Yay! I’m so happy you loved it Karri! I love adding almond milk too! Soooo good! =)

      Reply

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