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 vegan apple cinnamon granola

Homemade granola is SO much easier than you think. Not only is incredibly cheaper than store-bought, you also have complete control over the ingredients.

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homemade vegan apple cinnamon granola

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Granola

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 and 1/2 cups
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This apple cinnamon granola is wholesome, vegan, and totally guilt-free!


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


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (149°C). 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 separate 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!

Keywords: apple cinnamon granola


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

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

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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?

    1. Hi there Yii-Huei – yes, you sure can use regular diced apples instead.

  4. Sally–
    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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

  6. Lauren Grieco says:

    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?


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

  7. I’m definitely making this, and the whole meal cinnamon muffins at the same time – similar ingredients. 2 birds with 1 stone! Love it !

    1. Enjoy, Tina!

  8. Hi Sally. I just came across this recipe and want to try it. How can I make this to get the crunchy texture?

    1. Hi Amanda! This recipe yields naturally crunchy granola. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool.

  9. Valerie Blathras says:

    Any suggestions for nut replacement due to allergies

    1. Stephanie @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Valerie, You can simply leave them out or replace with any other seed or snack food (pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, etc.) that work for you.

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