Nutty Granola Recipe | Vg, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Hey everyone and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay. I screwed up a little with my schedule this week. You were supposed to get a dinner recipe today, but you’re getting granola instead. I’m enjoying doing this challenge but one of the big downsides is that it takes a lot of planning if you want to eat out at all. It was sprung on me yesterday that I was going out for dinner tonight, so I had to come up with an impromptu breakfast recipe instead.  Incomes the idea of nutty granola.  

nutty granola

I’ve shared one granola recipe before, which was my Christmas edition with orange oil, cranberries and dark chocolate. I love making granola like that in winter, but I usually abandon it when summer comes and I’m not sure why. I love granola and it goes well with so many things. You can obviously eat it alone, with yoghurt, adds a little crunch to an overnight recipe or on top of a smoothie bowl. So versatile.  

This nutty granola contains a lot of healthy fat so I didn’t see any need for added oils. It’s high fibre, loaded with healthy fats, omegas 3 and 6 and a little extra plant protein from the nuts too.  

This recipe is oil free, soy free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan.  

Prep time: 10 minutes  

Bake time: 30 minutes  


  • 2 ½ cups GF oats 
  • ½ whole raw alonds  
  • A third of a cup toasted flaked almonds  
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • A third of a cup walnuts 
  • ¼ cup mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds  
  • A third of a cup liquid sweetener of choice  
  • ¾ cup water  
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°c. 
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. In a saucepan, on a low heat, mix the water, syrup and vanilla for about 2/3 minutes until the syrup and water have fully combined. 
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. 
  5. Spread mixture onto a baking tray so there is a thin layer; you may need more than one tray. 
  6. Place in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes if using regular oats, GF can take up to 45 minutes. Stir granola/ shake tray lightly every 10 minutes to form the clusters (My GF took about 35 this morning). 
  7. Once golden remove from the oven, allow to cool then store in an airtight container.  

Serve and enjoy! 

nutty granola

nutty granola

Are you a fan of granola? If so, what do you like to serve yours with? 

Until tomorrow,  


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  1. 14th May 2018 / 5:02 pm

    I’ve never made my own granola before but your recipes always draw me in, especially as they’re vegan friendly and sound so easy! I’ll definitely be adding this one to my ‘to try’ list 🙂 thankyou so much for sharing it! x x
    Ellis //

  2. 14th May 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I’m a big granola fan, I usually sprinkle some on my porridge every day. I love the sound of this recipe Sophie, it sounds much healthier than the supermarket brands. I’ll have to give this a try sometime. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Bexa |

  3. Roxie Watt
    14th May 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I’ve never made my own Granola before but this looks delicious! It sounds so healthy and easy to make. I’d serve mine with fresh blueberries too!

    Roxie |

  4. 14th May 2018 / 5:16 pm

    I’ve never made my own granola before, but I love how versatile it is and how many different options you can have it with, which is something I like because I’m pretty lazy when it comes to anything in the kitchen.. ‍♀️

  5. Lupe
    14th May 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I’ve only recently gotten into eating granola on top of smoothie bowls and with yogurt. I’m not a big fan of nuts but I’m sure this is delicious

  6. 14th May 2018 / 5:24 pm

    This looks so good and so easy to make. I really want to take more care of what I’m eating and this would be a good start. Thank you for sharing this recipe. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  7. 14th May 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Only this year have I tried granola and I absolutely love it, especially a Berry granola. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I’ll be sure to try it out once I have some free time on my hands!

    Holly x

  8. 14th May 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I love granola. It is one of these breakfast I have no trouble eating. Somehow I’ve always been difficult with breakfast. I am deffo making this and will let you know what I thought 🙂

  9. 14th May 2018 / 6:36 pm

    You always make the most incredible looking food! I always opt out of breakfast with a cereal bar but this looks so much nicer!

    Tori  |
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  10. 14th May 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Haah you gotta love impromptu plans I do like granola and usually have it with fruit and yoghurt if I do have it ☺️ This looks like a yummy one though! xx

  11. 15th May 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I love how this recipe is loaded with the goodness of almonds and chia seeds which I am incorporating into my diet nowadays and walnuts which I hope to include more often.

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