Vegan Maple Walnut Granola (oil-free)

vegan maple walnut granola

HEALTHY VEGAN MAPLE WALNUT GRANOLA OMG! 

You need this vegan maple walnut granola in your life….immediately.

A lot of pre-packaged granolas sold in grocery stores are filled with oils, loaded with sugar and are very calorie dense. I decided to make a much healthier, homemade version of granola. 

I love adding this granola to non-dairy yogurt, on top of smoothies, or just eaten with berries and a non-dairy milk. This is also a great on-the-go snack option.

The healthy fats and protein from the nuts and seeds as well as the fiber from the oats will help to keep you full.

This recipe is: 

✔️Vegan
✔️Gluten-Free
✔️Oil-free
✔️Soy-free

I love this homemade vegan maple walnut granola because it tastes just as good if not better than store bought..and it is 20 times healthier. I like to store mine in a mason jar, it keeps for about 1-2 weeks! 

If you aren’t a walnut fan, feel free to use whatever kind of nuts you like. Almonds work great in this recipe and I am sure pecans would be delicious! If you are allergic to nuts, you can omit then and add in dried cherries or raisins, or even chocolate chips. YUM! 

I added pumpkin seeds to this granola recipe as well because they add great healthy fats and protein. 

vegan maple walnut granola

Walnut Benefits:

  • Great for brain development 
  • High in omega 3’s
  • Promotes healthy gut
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Healthy fats are good for skin health
  • High in plant-protein
  • Rich source of antioxidants
  • Promotes a good night’s sleep 

I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast this morning and I topped it with my homemade vegan maple walnut granola! Also, it added such a nice crunch and flavor.

My smoothie bowl also has berries and hemp seeds on top! 

YUM! Who wants a bite of this?! This was such a yummy and filling breakfast. 

Smoothie bowl + maple walnut granola = LOVE!

I added about 3-4 tbsp of the granola on top of my smoothie bowl! I like to think of granola as a topping instead of a main feature. The smoothie bowl was filled with goodness too!

It has banana, frozen mango, frozen raspberries, cacao, maca, wild blueberries and almond milk. Such a nutrient dense breakfast! 

I used maple syrup in this recipe instead of other sweeteners as it is not refined and it has a lower glycemic index so it will not spike your blood sugar like white processed sugar would. 

Maple syrup adds such a rich delicious maple flavor to this granola. Also, if you don’t have maple syrup you could try date syrup or agave instead or honey if you aren’t vegan. 

Tip: make sure you are buying 100% pure maple syrup without any other added ingredients! 

I have another great variation of this recipe – it is my pumpkin spice granola!  

If you are a fan of pumpkin spice flavoring then you definitely need to try this granola recipe out too! In addition to pumpkin spice this recipe has coconut flakes and almonds…so delish.

I like to add this one to almond milk yogurt and top it with berries – such a yummy snack or breakfast idea. This is oil-free too which makes it much lower fat than traditional granola. 

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If you make this recipe I would love to see your creation! Post a picture of your vegan maple walnut granola and tag me at CodeGreenWellness on Instagram or Facebook or share it with your friends on Pinterest. 

I can’t wait to see what you pair this granola with!

What are you waiting for! Print this recipe and get baking! 

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Vegan Maple Walnut Granola

This vegan maple walnut granola is made without refined sugars or oil. It is completely gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats and is plant-based friendly. It has the perfect crunch and is great paired with a smoothie bowl, non-dairy milk or non-dairy yogurt. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword oil-free granola, plant-based granola, Vegan granola, Vegan Maple Walnut Granola, wfpb granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic old fashioned rolled oats gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together. 
  • Spread evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes then let it cool for 30 minutes. 
  • Enjoy! 
    You can store this in an airtight container - it will last 1-2weeks. I put mine in a mason jar! 

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

In good health,

Danielle 

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