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gluten-free homemade nut-free granola on a baking tray

Nut-Free Granola

This homemade nut-free granola recipe is incredibly tasty and a budget-friendly alternative to store-bought granola. It's perfect for breakfast (e.g. sprinkled over yogurt, oatmeal) or as a crunchy snack! This muesli is not only nut-free, but it's also gluten-free, vegan (dairy-free), oil-free, refined sugar-free, healthy, and easy to make!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 (1/3 cup each)


Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).
  • Add all dry ingredients into a big bowl and stir with a spoon.
  • Next, add dried fruit of choice (check the recipe notes below for options), maple syrup, sunflower seed butter, and vanilla extract. Stir with a spoon until all dry ingredients are coated and everything is well mixed.
  • Transfer the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Then gently press the stirred granola down with a wooden spoon (or spatula) so that it sticks together.
  • Check after 16-18 minutes if the granola is already lightly brown. Watch it closely, to avoid burning. Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  • Let it cool completely without touching it. Once it gets cooler the granola will crisp up. Store in air-tight containers.
  • Enjoy your homemade nut-free granola with plant-based milk or use it to make these delicious GRANOLA CUPS.


  • You can use pepitas (pumpkin seeds) if you are allergic to coconut.
  • You can use nuts of choice (if not nut-free) instead of sunflower seeds.
  • Dried fruit: I used 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup chopped apricots, 1/4 cup white mulberries, 1/4 cup dried goji berries. Feel free to use any dried fruit of choice, e.g. cranberries, chopped dates, mango, etc.
  • You can use agave syrup or rice malt syrup instead of maple syrup.
  • You can use nut-butter of choice (e.g. cashew butter, coconut butter, almond butter, etc.) if not nut-free.
  • If you love granola, you might also love these Chocolate Granola Bars.
  • Recipe makes 12 servings (1/3 cup each). Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Nut-Free Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.7g15%
Carbohydrates 24.5g8%
Fiber 28.6g114%
Sugar 11.4g13%
Protein 5.3g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.