This is an awesome, addictive, one hundred percent vegan granola. We always have a batch of this on hand to sprinkle on soy yogurt or eat with soy or rice milk.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare two cookie sheets with cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix apple juice, molasses and extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring to coat. Spread mixture onto baking sheets.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven, stirring mixture every 10 to 15 minutes, or until granola has a golden brown color. Let cool. Stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 55.4g; fat 6.1g; sodium 13.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
I'm not a vegan, but I love granola. This was an excellent recipe. I'm not a big molasses fan so I substituted comb honey or agave nectar. I also just used raisins instead of mixed fruit and apricots because I did not have them on hand. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2007
I was very excited to make my very first batch of granola. Unfortunately, I would not make this particular recipe again. It had too much molasses and turned out very brown. It also burned in my oven after being in there for only 8 minutes. Lastly, my husband and I had sick tummies after eating some of it. If you can stomach a lot of molasses and are a dedicated vegan, go ahead and try it! The ingredients are particularly nutritious for expecting mothers (much folic acid and iron). Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
I'm not a vegan, but I love granola. This was an excellent recipe. I'm not a big molasses fan so I substituted comb honey or agave nectar. I also just used raisins instead of mixed fruit and apricots because I did not have them on hand. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2007
I was very excited to make my very first batch of granola. Unfortunately, I would not make this particular recipe again. It had too much molasses and turned out very brown. It also burned in my oven after being in there for only 8 minutes. Lastly, my husband and I had sick tummies after eating some of it. If you can stomach a lot of molasses and are a dedicated vegan, go ahead and try it! The ingredients are particularly nutritious for expecting mothers (much folic acid and iron). Read More
(43)
Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2009
Who knew making granola could be so easy? Although the premise is great I found it a little bland. Perhaps a little more spice and just a little more sweetener would be good. Word to the wise: better to take out of the oven sooner than later. I kept thinking it didn't quite look toasted enough after stirring it two or three times... so I left it in... and got some burnt pieces on the edge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
I used 1/4 cup maple and 1/4 cup molasses. It was perfect. It's important to stir every 10 minutes and if your oven runs hot lower it to 325degrees and leave it in the oven a few extra minutes. It's best to heat it slower than to burn it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2013
This recipe gets 4 stars for not using oil to make granola. This recipe is also good as a basic granola that you can add whatever you want to after it is baked. I baked it first as written and then baked it again with modifications. I agree with other reviewers that felt that cooking this granola at 350 degrees F is too long and too hot. It was also not sweet enough for our tastes. First I made this with the suggested ingredients and baked for the 30 minutes at 350 degrees F stirring and checking it at 10 minute intervals. I used parchment paper in my two pans. It browned up nicely. Unfortunately it was burnt tasting. Next the modifications: I made my second (and third!) batch with more liquid ingredients; I mixed up 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup apple juice and 1 tsp vanilla. This time I cooked it as other reviewers have suggested at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes mixing it up and switching my pans after 10 minutes. I pulled it out before it got brown or hard/dried out. There was even some moisture remaining when I stirred it up after I removed it from the oven. It dried as it cooled. This combination made the perfect crunchy sweet-tasting granola. I will use this recipe again as modified. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2010
This is a great snack. I found that 30 minutes was a bit too long when using 2 baking sheets so the next time I just used one. I may try 2 baking sheets again for 20-25 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Very good!! Next time I'm going to substitute the molasses with Agave to see how that turns out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2007
Easy to make and my family loves it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2014
Hi My top tip would be to leave adding the dried fruit until after its taken out of the oven otherwise it dries out and goes hard. Read More
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