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Healthy Oil-Free Granola

The best Healthy Oil-Free Granola recipe! It’s simple to make, sweetened with maple syrup, crunchy, and super delicious. Serve in a bowl with your favorite plant milk for a delicious breakfast or enjoy all by itself as a snack. 

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 servings 1x


  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients evenly over the dry oat mixture and toss until everything is well covered and combined. 
  4. Spread the granola evenly over the baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes until its golden. But, be careful not to let it burn. Gently toss the granola halfway through the cooking process. 
  5. Once the granola is done baking remove it from the oven let it cool for 15-20 minutes. 
  6. Store in airtight container or jar until you’re ready to enjoy.


Serve in a bowl with fresh fruit and your favorite plant-based milk for a delicious breakfast.

If you want to make this really low-fat simply leave out the nuts.

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 35 mins.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 9.3 g
  • Sodium: 3.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: granola, oil-free, healthy, snack, breakfast, easy, vegan