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Maple Vanilla Granola

Maple Vanilla Granola is a versatile breakfast option that is refined-sugar free, vegan, gluten-free and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Maggie


  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba* OR coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or other seeds or nuts of choice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or other dried fruit of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl stir together the oats, sea salt, cinnamon and flax seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the aquafaba, maple syrup and vanilla.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to fully coat the oats.
  • Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until golden brown and fragrant.  Allow to cool on the baking sheet and then add nuts or dried fruit if desired.  Store in an airtight container for up to one week.  ENJOY!


*Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas.  This works as an oil substitute in this recipe and still achieves crispy, crunchy granola!
Post updated 4/10/2021: After several readers asked for an oil free granola recipe, I found that aquafaba works as a perfect substitute for coconut oil.  You can use either aquafaba or coconut oil with similar results.  Nutrition facts are calculated using aquafaba.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg