A close-up image of granola that has been made from scratch with gluten-free oats, vegan syrup, and Paleo sugar.
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Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Healthy Homemade Granola is made with gluten-free oats and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.  This quick and easy granola is loaded with dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and coconut flakes. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 147 kcal
Author London


  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups old-fashioned oats rolled, gluten-free
  • cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • cup pecans raw, coarsely chopped
  • cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • cup dried cherries or cranberries*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add oil, syrup, and sugar to a small to medium-sized skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture starts to boil, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring for an additional minute.
    A saucepan full of syrup, sugar, and oil as the coating for a healthy vegan granola recipe.
  5. Pour the sauce over the oats in a large bowl and toss to coat.
    A step-by-step photo collage that shows how to make homemade granola that is healthy and easy.
  6. Add coconut flakes, pecans, and pumpkin seeds.  Stir until well combined.
  7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spread granola mixture evenly into the pan.
    Four images showing how to make granola on a large baking shet.
  8. Bake granola in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
  9. Remove pan from the oven and let sit until it reaches room temperature.
  10. Break apart the granola into pieces and mix in dried cherries.  Enjoy!
    Big clusters of granola on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 143IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.