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No Fuss, Easy Almond Maple Granola Recipe

Almond Maple Granola

Make a giant batch of this delicious, no fuss, Easy Vegan Almond Maple Granola recipe with 2 bowls, 2 cookie sheets, 5 minutes, and your oven! No more fussy granola! 

It’s Time for a No Fuss, Easy Granola Recipe

We love cereal in this house. That little just-before-bed bowl of cereal, the quick snack in the afternoon, or the delicious bowl with bananas and raisins (or the ultimate luxury of fresh strawberries or blueberries) – that’s me. But there are two problems: most cereals are expensive (particularly the whole-grain healthy-oriented ones we prefer), and granola recipes are usually fussy and time-consuming. That’s where this No Fuss, Easy Vegan Almond Maple Granola recipe comes in!

This Easy Granola is the Perfect Recharge

If you have an active life or a house full of growing (and always hungry) kids, there can be a need for healthy, but calorie-dense food. Whether your kids are rushing off to Saturday practice, you just got back from that long run on Sunday, or you’re planning a day-long family or solo hike: you need nutritious calorie-dense food that you can eat quickly to fill you up and give you needed energy. So a little goes a long way; as a matter of fact, that’s the point of us making it!

easy almond maple granola in a bowl with bananas and raisins
Seriously, you KNOW you want some! 🙂

Easy Almond Maple Granola will Keep You Going

This easy granola also makes a great on-the-go snack. I know you’ve been there – those situations when you just need a little something, and you are struggling to find some vegan snack that’s worth eating. I’m sure you’ve stood in front of a vending machine, and the only vegan things available were Oreo cookies and Fritos. Both are tempting and delicious, but not necessarily packed with the nutrition that you want.

A small container of this easy granola in your car, purse, or backpack can be a lifesaver! You can even jazz it up with dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, cut-up dates, or even something unique like pieces of dried apricots.

Perfect!

A Simple Recipe, Quick To Make

Like you, we’ve got stuff to do during the day, so a fussy granola recipe just isn’t going to work. So, we created granola with a short list of ingredients that you just mix, combine, and pop in the oven. That’s it!

organic oats in a mixing bowl
It all starts with a big bowl of oats
the ingredients for a giant batch of Easy Almond Maple Granola
This is all you need for a giant batch of Easy Almond Maple Granola

Quick, Let’s Make Some Easy Granola!

All right, that’s enough chat. Grab the oats, the rest of the ingredients, and get some granola cooking! As always, we love to hear what you think our recipes, so please leave a comment below and tell us about your granola!

ps: if you love oats and breakfast try our Oil-free Pumpkin Pancakes!

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Almond Maple Granola

  • Author: Greg @ fullofbeans.us
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: about 14 1x
  • Category: Cereal
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Granola is great on-the-go, starting your day, or just anytime!

Make a giant batch of this delicious, no fuss, Easy Almond Maple Granola with two bowls, two cookie sheets, five minutes, and your oven! No more fussy granola!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour (whole wheat, white or a combination) or gluten-free alternative*
  • 6 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sunflower or safflower oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup (any grade)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
  2. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets
  3. Combine first four ingredients well
  4. In a second bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until well blended and add to the dry ingredients
  5. Mix thoroughly
  6. Spread evenly on the two cookie sheets and place on the center rack of your oven.
  7. Bake for 1 hour
  8. Cool thoroughly. Granola will become crunchy as it cools.
  9. Store in sealed container.

Notes

  • Dried fruit should be added when the granola is cool.
  • *My preferred gluten-free flour mix is 1 cup fine brown rice flour, 1/2 cup white rice flour, and 1/2 cup oat flour.
  • Oat flour can be purchased or made by putting oats in a dry blender or food processor.
  • A delicious, but a little more calorie-dense, option is to replace 1 cup of flour with almond flour/meal.

Keywords: granola, cereal, snack, oats

Greg

Greg is the other half of Full Of Beans. He loves to be active, particularly outdoors. If he had his way, he would be on a warm beach at least part of every day. He works as a Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Personal Trainer. In his opinion, Georgia is the best thing that ever happened to him.

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