Quick & Easy Vegan Trail Mix Granola Recipe


We are back in the kitchen, whipping up a few versatile snacks and meals that are healthy and satisfying. The first recipe is dedicated to our love of granola. Now over the years we have simply opted for buying our granola at the store and calling it a day without fully realizing how much sugar we were putting in our bodies by going this route. This is why we challenged ourselves to make homemade granola that was both healthy and delicious. And so we bring you our Vegan Trail Mix granola.  Keep reading to learn how you can make this quick and easy recipe at home.

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  • 3 cups of Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 cup of Chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of Raw Sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup of dry Cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of agave or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsps of vanilla extract

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[ First, preheat oven to 350 ]

Vegan Trail Mix granola | step 1 Step 1: 
In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, salt, nuts, and dried cranberries together.

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Step 2:

To make the syrup, heat a small saucepan over medium low heat and add the coconut oil, agave (or maple syrup) and vanilla extract. Once everything has liquified and is well blended, simply remove the pan off the stove and pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients. Take a wooden spoon and mix everything until well combined.

Vegan Trail Mix granola, recipes, foodies, vegan, vegan recipes, fitfam, plant-based, vegetarian, healthy, health, pinterest recipes, how to, quick and easy, breakfast, foodie, cooking On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, spread the granola mixture evenly onto the baking sheet. You may need more than one baking sheet to avoid overcrowding the granola. Once you have laid the granola mixture evenly on the baking sheet(s), pop it in the oven and bake for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown. Just make sure to watch it carefully as the granola can brown too quickly.

Tip: If you want a more crumbly granola, make sure to stir the granola at the halfway point to break up any clusters.

Vegan Trail Mix granola | Finished
Once the granola is visibly brown, remove it from the oven and do one final toss. Leave the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container and enjoy on its own or with soy or almond milk.   The granola should stay fresh for 2 to 3 weeks.

  • Candy Kage

    I would have to change up the walnuts for pecans and I like to add different dried fruit to our granola.

    • We have actually changed up the different nuts and fruits and it comes out wonderful. Let us know what combination you make the granola with!

  • Tanya

    I love granola. Haven’t tried making my own yet but this looks like a great place to start.

    • This recipe is really adaptable which we love. You can add natural sweetners like dried fruit or vegan honey to make this sweeter or even make savory granola.

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    This looks absolutely devine, right up my street! I’m always looking to change up my lunches and this would be ideal, i usually buy my own but when I get the time I will definitely try making it. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us 🙂

    • We’re so happy you like the recipe! Do let us know if you try it and how you like it.

  • This looks so good and seems pretty easy to make! I will give it a try, so I am pinning this to come back to! Thank you!

    • Oh we hope you enjoy this granola as much as we do!

  • I adore granola with yoghurt or milk but I would be excited to try the vegan trail because it looks so wholesome.

    • We hope you try it and definitely let us know if you like it!

  • This snack right here I need to try for sure! I am trying to snack on healthier meals. It being a vegan trail mix is a bonus! 🙂

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    Granolas are great snacks and quick munch to soothe hunger, Agree with you buying granolas loaded with sugar may be unhealthy but great you tried them at home. Thanks for sharing

  • Francis Powell

    Would like to try this. I am sure it is delicious.

  • Great recipe! Easy to make too! I will try this on the weekend! Thank you! 🙂

  • I love granola, but yet never take the time to make it. This recipe looks delicious and easy. I will have to give it a try!

  • Liz Hagan

    My daughter and I make granola on a regular basis to add to our yogurt or just for on the go snacks. I love the simple, healthy ingredients in this one. I’ve never tried it with coconut oil….yum 🙂

  • I’d love to make some of this. The walnuts and cranberries would be my favorite part. They’re delicious!

  • Oh holy yum this looks so delicious. These would also make a great breakfast granola bar!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • I’m already thinking about how this would be a perfect addition to my yogurt, cottage cheese, and my strawberry special k cereal! Love the recipe, thank you!

  • I’ve been hunting for a good recipe for homemade granola! This looks delicious:)

  • Sophia

    This looks like a really good and health snack

  • Pack Your Baguios

    We love our trail mix! We have an upcoming camping trip. This will be perfect to make.

  • Making your own trail mix is such a good idea. It is nice to know the ingredients in what you eat and control added sugars, etc.

  • Rebecca Greene

    Mmmm. This sounds delicious. Pinned to try later. I love granola.

  • Natalie @ AFitPhilosophy.com

    YES!!! This looks awesome! Pinning and saving for later 🙂

  • yumm delicious. Love making my own granola and your mix is very tempting . Pinned your recipe

  • Alison

    There is nothing better than homemade granola for me. I love this mix and need to try it this weekend!

  • Mm I love that browned colour when it is fresh out of the oven 🙂 I’d definitely enjoy this with some almond milk or sprinkle some ontop of my porridge.

  • I’m surprised it only lasts 2-3 weeks, I would have thought longer than that, I’ve been wanting to try to make my own granola considering I have it more or less every morning, I’ll take note to make enough just for a couple of weeks!

  • I make my own granola too and this is pretty much how I make mine too, minus the cinnamon. This looks so delicious, yummy!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • This is easy to follow. My daughter loves to experiment as she is taking culinary arts, I will pass this one to her so she can try – Sonnie

  • This looks delicious yet healthy! I would like to do this some day. I don`t think I would put raisins though. I don`t like them much.


  • Eloise Maoudj Riley

    looks delicious and super healthy! I’ll have to make this for the kids! (probably cheaper than buying bars at the store!)

  • Lily Travella

    I’ve been trying to get more vegan dishes into my diet lately. Trying to better my health. This post came at the right time.

  • Ooh I’ve been trying to find a good granola recipe for on top of my yogurt! Can’t wait to try this!

  • Teky Frost

    This looks so yummy! I have to try this!

  • Yesha

    Delish! I have to share this post to my sis. She’ll love it! Thanks

  • Alison Rost

    This looks great. I’m forever eating trail mix .. and I’m going to make your recipe the next time we run out. Thanks so much for your post!

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