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.
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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.
- 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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I can’t wait to see what you pair this granola with!
What are you waiting for! Print this recipe and get baking!
Vegan Maple Walnut Granola
- 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
- 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,