Super Seedy Healthy Granola

Nuts and seeds enrobed in maple syrup and cinnamon makes the most delicious and versatile granola recipe ever! Top your favorite yogurt or smoothie bowls with this healthy granola.

bowl of homemade vegan granola

Have you ever tried making homemade granola? It’s like, super easy. It’s so cost-effective to make and you can customize it however you want.

Watching your sugar intake? You can adjust that.

Watching your oil? You can adjust that.

Have a gluten or nut allergy? You can adjust that. Not really BUT you can create a granola to suit your needs.

I think you get the idea. Granola is so simple to make and you can make loads of granola for a fraction of the price of a tiny bag from the grocery store.

Plus, it makes your house smell amazing. Perks of making homemade food!

ingredients for homemade granola on whitewood background

Ingredients in granola:

What I love about granola is there isn’t a cookie cutter, one size fits all recipe. You can adjust the ingredients to your liking. I personally love making granola when I have bits of ingredients leftover from recipes and I don’t know what to do with them.

This recipe includes:

  • almonds
  • pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • pistachios
  • sesame seeds
  • craisins (dried cranberries)

instructions on how to make homemade granola

How to make homemade granola:

Simply throw all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well and throw on a baking sheet. Yup, I told you it was super easy; however, here are some keys to making chunky, crunchy granola:

  1. Do not mix when baking. When you turn the granola when baking, you break up the chunks that we all love. Just let it bake and do it’s thing.
  2. Bake low and slow. The oven temperature should be low and the cook time is longer. This allows the granola to bake to crunchy, golden-y perfection.
  3. Let cool completely. When done baking, let the granola cool completely before transferring or handling. If the granola is still warm, you will break up those precious chunks!

baking sheet of homemade granola

Ways to use granola:

  • Top on yogurt, oatmeal, or overnight oats
  • Add to smoothie bowls
  • Snack on granola by itself
  • In a bowl with almond milk, or another plant-based milk
  • Mix with apple slices, granola, and almond butter for a healthy sweet snack

two bowls of homemade granola with cream and red napkin on white wood background

No matter how you take your granola, it’s a healthy recipe you can feel good about.

This granola is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and only requires simple REAL ingredients. It’s chunky, crunchy, nutty, and sweet all bundled into little clusters.

mason jar filled with homemade granola

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overhead view of bowl of homemade granola

Super Seedy Healthy Granola

This homemade granola recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and only requires simple REAL ingredients. It's chunky, crunchy, nutty, and sweet all bundled into little clusters.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: chunky granola, healthy granola recipe, vegan granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 servings (makes about 4 cups)
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjust oven rack to the middle.
  • Add everything into a mixing bowl and mix well using a rubber spatula.
  • Spread evenly onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on middle rack.
  • Rotate the pan and bake for 5 more minutes. Do not mix granola while baking to achieve chunky granola.


Serving: 1serving (1/4 cup) | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.3g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 7.5g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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14 thoughts on “Super Seedy Healthy Granola”

  1. 5 stars
    I love how versatile granolas can be! Your version is so loaded with good stuff! I love the addition of the pistachios in yours! I haven’t made one in so long, I have to try your version!

  2. 5 stars
    I love loooove granola and somehow I never tried to make it with pistachios. I’ll definitely try your version. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • You can! The only downside is you’ll get less clusters. But by all means, if you are watching your sugar intake, you can reduce!

    • This should keep in an airtight container at room temperature for a about a month! I’ve never had homemade granola go bad on me. You can freeze homemade granola for up to 3 months.


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