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Vegan Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola Recipe

A healthy and delicious vegan granola recipe that tastes like cinnamon toast crunch! All you need is 7 ingredients and 30 minutes to make the most tasty batch of homemade granola!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: vegan granola recipe
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Author: Remy


  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cashews or pecans, or a mix of both!
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup roasted almond butter aim to use one with no added sugars, oils etc.
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 320F while you prepare the granola.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt until smooth.
  • Add rolled oats and cashews and mix with a spatula until everything is evenly coated.
  • Transfer mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet or nonstick baking mat and spread out evenly. The more spread out, the more evenly the granola will cook--try to avoid tall stacks of granola mixture as it will result in uneven baking.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip or toss granola and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until granola is golden brown. Mine was perfectly cooked at about 25 minutes!
  • Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


Expert Tips

    • Before you store, please make sure you allow the granola to cool completely. It’s important so that you don't end up with condensation and, ultimately, a soggy batch. This is the jar that I used (26oz for reference), and it made a little more than the full jar.
    • This recipe is oil-free, gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free! That’s right, no melted coconut oil, no dairy, and no cane sugar! 
    • I kept the ingredients and spices simple in this recipe to really bring out the cinnamon toast crunch flavor. Feel free to add additional nuts, seeds, or dried fruit as desired. 

How to Serve Vegan Granola

Use this homemade vegan granola recipe in a number of ways. Here are some ideas:
    • Cereal: Add to a bowl with some milk, and this becomes a gluten-free cinnamon toast crunch cereal!
    • Yogurt Parfait: Top your favorite vegan yogurt with berries and coconut flakes to make a parfait. 
    • Ice Cream: This makes the perfect vegan ice cream topping. Add this along with other favorite mix-ins to your next icy treat. 
    • Smoothie Bowls: Add some to your favorite smoothie bowls for extra crunch and flavor!
    • Plain: Grab a handful and eat it plain! This gluten-free granola makes the perfect snack. It’s full of fiber, protein, and absolutely delicious. 

Storage Tips

Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container or jar and eat within a week or two for optimal freshness. But really, I doubt it will last that long!