Vegan Apple Cinnamon Granola

Let’s take a break from the butter and sugar overload and sit back with some wholesome, 100% vegan, and guilt-free apple cinnamon granola.

Homemade granola is SO much easier than you think.  Not only is incredibly cheaper than storebought, it is also 10000% healthier.  No crazy ingredients you can hardly pronounce, unnecessary added sugars, fats, or preservatives.

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Granola


  • 2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup ground flax
  • 5 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apple rings, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax, cinnamon, pecans, and dried apples. Stir to combine.
  3. In a seperate small bowl, whisk together applesauce, maple syrup, and salt. Pour wet mixture over oat mixture and stir until all oats are coated well.
  4. Pour mixture over prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool uncovered for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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  1. Harper on March 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Sally, I can see that your food styling and photos have gotten so good! And your blog got a facelift! I’m lovin’ it 🙂

    • Sally on March 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      thank you so much, Harps!! it all started because of YOUR advice! 🙂

  2. Choc Chip Uru on March 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    This granola looks sensational 😀
    Can’t wait to devour your cookie recipes too!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Strawberry Hot Fudge Choc Cobbler

  3. recipeforabeautifullife on March 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Sounds delicious!

  4. Reeni (@Reeni_Spice) on March 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Homemade granola is the best! This version with apples and cinnamon might get me out of bed a little earlier in the morning! So scrumptious.

    • Sally on March 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      homemade granola is definitely the best 🙂

  5. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian on March 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my, the granola looks amazing. I am making apple butter right now. I think I will put some of that with the dried apples and make my Munchkin this granola. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so excited!

  6. August McLaughlin on April 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    YUM! Okay, time for a cookie break. 😉 I’ll no doubt be back for more.

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  9. Naomi on January 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Do you have a substitute for the flax? Could I just use more oats if I don’t have any flax?

    • Sally on January 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Hi Naomi! You may leave out the flax, just add another 1/2 cup of oats (not 3/4 cup).

      • Naomi on January 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        Ok cool! =) This looks/sounds really good…and it doesn’t have chocolate so I feel like it’s slightly healthier and maybe it would be less addicting (but probably not lol)…I made a modified version of your dark chocolate cherry nutella granola the other week based on what was in the pantry at the time…sooo good! definitely addicting…can’t wait to make it again =) and I am addicted to your site now too haha…LOVE IT!!!!

      • Sally on January 29, 2013 at 6:47 am

        Aww thanks Naomi! That dark choc cherry nutella granola. Ahhhh that’s one of my very favorites!

      • Naomi on February 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        Yea it’s sooo good!!! Going to make this one and that one right now!!! =)) it’s gonna be great!

  10. Cecilie on March 14, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Hi Sally, absolutely addicted to your triple choc chip granola and really want ti try this one too! Not sure where I would find unsweetened apple sauce though, do you have a recipe for an easy quick version? Thanks, love your recipes!

    • Sally on March 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Hi Cecilie! Unsweetened apple sauce s usually found with the rest of the apple sauce in regular grocery stores or anywhere you buy applesauce. You could use sweetened as well. 🙂 Enjoy this granola – I love it!

  11. Yii-Huei on April 2, 2013 at 4:19 am

    This looks delicious! I love granola. I was just wondering (and this might sound silly), could you just throw in regular apples in to the mixture rather than dried apples?

  12. Kathy on April 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I first found one of your recipes through Pinterest, but have since put your Baking Addiction as one of my favorites! I love your granola recipes–so do my teenage sons!! I made the Mocha Java Latte Granola for a gift for my sister and she loves it as a snack when working 3rd shift. Your site is a delight because you have great recipes presented in a visual manner with such helpful and charming comments! Thank you so much for putting this together!

    • Sally on April 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Hi Kathy – what a sweet comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to say hi and say such wonderful things about my recipes and entire website. I love granola too! That mocha java one is the best.

  13. Fabienne on June 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible! I have an absurd addiction to cereal (especially granola) and the different recipes you’ve come up with are so unique and they all look so tasty! I can’t wait to this myself.

    • Sally on June 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      I have an addiction to granola too. 🙂

  14. Kerri on September 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Hey Sally!

    I love the blog – especially all the granola recipes! Definitely have been kind of obsessed with them these past few months. 🙂 Just curious, do you have a recipe for a pumpkin granola? I’m thinking maybe something like using pumpkin puree and maple syrup as the binders and then throwing some pecans and raisins (or chocolate chips?) in there…


    • Sally on September 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Kerri, I actually have a pumpkin granola recipe coming this week on my blog. You’re going to love it! Stay tuned. 🙂

  15. Hannah Zazzi on October 17, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Hi Sally!

    I first made this granola when on my uni break back home in QLD, Australia and absolutely loved it!! I’m now back at college and just had to do a late run to the local supermarket to get applesauce, couldn’t bare going back to store bought granola now! Thanks so much for sharing, gives me something to look forward to every morning after gym! You’re amazing!

    Hannah 🙂

    • Sally on October 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Hi Hannah! I am so happy that you love this granola recipe. An oldie but goodie, it is still one of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoy it!

  16. Lauren Grieco on January 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Sally!!

    I am looking forward to making this to eat with my yogurt for breakfast 🙂

    I was just wondering – are the dried apple rings something that you made yourself, or something you buy at the store? If you didn’t buy them, how do you suggest making them?


    • Sally on January 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Hey Lauren! I actually bought the dried apple rings. They are super soft and chewy. Perfect with this granola.

      • Lauren Grieco on January 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

        Perfect!! Thanks 🙂

  17. Freya on August 12, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Hi Sally, I really want to make this granola, I love this sort of thing, but I can’t find applesauce anywhere, is there a substitute I could use instead? Thanks!



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