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Homemade oil-free granola for a healthy breakfast.

Homemade Granola

  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Oil-free granola sweetened with ripe bananas and dates.


  • ½ cup dates (pitted)
  • 2 large very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw walnuts or pecans (chopped)
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  1. If the dates are firm soak the dried fruit in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 275˚F (135˚C).
  3. Drain the dates.  Then add the dates, bananas, and applesauce to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Mix the oats, nuts, seeds, and all seasonings in a large bowl.
  5. Then add the blended mixture to the bowl and stir to combine everything.
  6. Spread the mixture onto two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silicon mats.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes and stir every 10-15 minutes.
  8. Let cool and then store in an air tight container.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade granola, oil free granola, vegan granola