This Granola Recipe without Nuts is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make homemade nut-free granola! All you need is a few ingredients to made this simple crunchy granola at home.

Granola recipe without nuts in a glass jar.

You’ll never go back to store-bought granola once you make this simple homemade granola recipe. This nut-free recipe is a great way to make granola that everyone will love and it’s so easy to do!

If you love different variations of granola, give this Coconut Pecan Granola a try. And, for more delicious breakfast treats, try these Lemon Ricotta Muffins or this tasty Italian Breakfast Cake (ciambella) recipe. 

You’ll Love this Granola Recipe! 

Classic homemade granola is one of my favorite things to snack on during the day. Plus, it’s great for adding crunch to a yogurt parfait, smoothie bowls, or topping pancakes in the morning. 

I like to have a big batch of this granola recipe without nuts made at all times. It’s a great base recipe and perfect for adding in other mix ins depending on what you like. 

Granola Recipe without Nuts in a glass container on a countertop on striped napkin.

This is the perfect recipe for anyone who may have nut allergies. It’s also gluten free (as long as you use certified gluten-free oats) and stays fresh for weeks! 

You’ll love that you can make your own granola at home with just a few ingredients and no additives! It’s a great base recipe and lets you add in whatever other flavors and toppings you love. 

So, if you love the satisfying crunch of granola, give this granola recipe without nuts a try. You’re going to love it! 

Ingredients

Ingredients including rolled oats, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, oil, and salt.
  • Oats: use old-fashioned oats. I like to avoid the quick cooking oats, but they can be used if needed. 
  • Coconut: sweetened shredded coconut adds great flavor and texture. Feel free to use the unsweetened variety or use coconut flakes. 
  • Brown Sugar: a bit of brown sugar helps to caramelize the granola and sweeten it up. 
  • Flaxseed: ground flaxseed adds a nutty flavor without using nuts. Feel free to omit it if you don’t have any. 
  • Cinnamon: a bit of ground cinnamon adds a nice depth of flavor. You could also add ground ginger or even seasonal spices like pumpkin spice. 
  • Salt: I like to use kosher salt. 
  • Honey: use your favorite honey. Local honey is always a good option. You can use pure maple syrup instead. 
  • Oil: I prefer coconut oil but you could use canola oil, vegetable oil, or even olive oil. 
  • Vanilla: a teaspoon of vanilla extract is needed to add flavor. 

Variations

You can add many different mix ins to this crunchy granola recipe. Before you bake the granola you can add in chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or even sesame seeds for extra crunch and flavor. 

Once the granola is baked and cooled, add in toppings like chocolate chips, dried fruit, or even nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans. 

You could make a festive granola by adding in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. With this base granola recipe, the options are endless! 

How to Make Nut-Free Granola

This crunchy nut-free granola is so easy to make and makes a big batch! To start you will need a large rimmed baking sheet either sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper; set aside.

Process shots showing how to make recipe including combining the oats with ingredients and simmering the honey and oil in a pot.

Step 1: combine dry ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, coconut, brown sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt. Use a spoon to mix until well combined. 

Step 2: heat wet ingredients

In a small saucepan, combine the honey and oil. Heat over medium heat just until the mixture comes together and begins to simmer. Remove from heat, add in the vanilla, and stir well. 

Step 3: combine ingredients

Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and use a spoon or rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until well combined. 

Spread the granola evenly onto two rimmed baking sheets and spread into an even layer. 

Step 4: bake

Place the granola recipe without nuts into the oven and bake for about 40 minutes, stirring and rotating the granola about halfway through. Cook until golden brown. 

Remove from oven and let the granola come to room temperature breaking into pieces. The granola will appear soft out of the oven but will harden as it cools. 

Granola recipe without nuts on a large rimmed baking sheet.

Storage

Once the nut free granola is cooled, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. 

I recommend storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last in the refrigerator for up to two months and you are guaranteed fresh granola. 

You can also freeze your granola recipe without nuts in an airtight container, like a zip top bag, for up to four months. 

How to Serve Nut Free Granola

My favorite way to serve granola, and the most classic, is over yogurt with a bit of honey and fresh fruit. You can also layer the granola in the yogurt and make a granola parfait. 

This nut-free granola recipe would also be good sprinkled over ice cream, or you can mix it with your favorite nut butter for a delicious treat. 

You can also use this granola to make baked goods. Just sprinkle some on top of your favorite quick bread recipe or mix it into the batter of breakfast cookies. 

Because this recipe makes large chunks of granola, it’s great to eat on it’s own too! You could even drizzle on melted chocolate for a delicious treat. 

Granola in a glass container on a striped napkin with pieces of granola surrounding it.

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Granola Recipe without Nuts.

Granola Recipe Without Nuts

This is your basic homemade granola recipe that's full of flavor and so addicting! You'll love that you get big crunchy pieces of granola that go great on yogurt and is perfect for snacking.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 262kcal

Equipment

  • 2 baking sheets
  • small saucepan

Ingredients

  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup honey
  • cup coconut oil (can also use canola or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, brown sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt and mix until well combined.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey and coconut oil. Heat just until mixture starts to bubble and is well combined. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir until the ingredients are evenly coated.
  • Spread the granola evenly onto the two baking sheets. Place in preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes and rotating pans halfway through.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Note that the granola will begin to harden and get crunchy as it cools. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.

Notes

Store cooled granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sounds Delicious! Nut Free Granola.
    But Can I add Walnuts..if I want…I know it’s more calories.Walnuts are Full of Nutrition! that provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also have antioxidants, omega-3s, polyphenols, and other compounds that may lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more.

    Thank You Angela!

    1. Definitely add the walnuts! I usually sprinkle a few extra when I’m eating the granola too. So good for you! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    There’s really nothing like homemade food! I love having these as a base and simply having dried fruits and nuts readily available in the pantry so I can add whatever I am in the mood for in the morning. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This granola was so easy to make and turned out so well! I used it on my yogurt bowl this morning and it was crunchy and delicious. Way better than the store bought kind!