Nantucket Granola Filled with Delicious Dairy-Free Ingredients


This Nantucket Granola recipe was printed in Organic Gardening Magazine over 15 years ago. Like so many magazines, it went out of print. Fortunately, we kept a copy of this breakfast classic. It’s quick to prepare, but has a long baking time to slow roast the oats and nuts, and to make your kitchen smell wonderful. The comforting yet nutritious combination of ingredients reminds us of a cool, leisurely New England morning.

Nantucket Granola Recipe (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan-Friendly)

Special Diet Notes: Nantucket Granola

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Nantucket Granola
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The authors insist that you use rolled oats, not quick oats, for the perfect chewy granola bite. But you can mix up the nuts, seeds, and fruits, if desired! If you aren't a fan of coconut, you can substitute more oats for the flakes.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 11 cups
  • 4 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats, if needed)
  • 1½ cups light-brown sugar (can sub coconut sugar for unrefined)
  • 1⅓ cups unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup oil
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, coconut, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
  3. In a medium bowl, briefly whisk together the oil, water, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until evenly coated.
  5. Spread the mixture in your prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake the granola for about 80 minutes, stirring and checking for doneness every 10 minutes.
  7. Let the granola cool for 15 minutes, then transfer it to a large bowl. Add the dried fruits and stir to combine.
  8. Once completely cool, you can store the granola in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Pack it into baggies and freeze for longer keeping.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 229 Fat: 13.3g Saturated fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 25.2g Sugar: 12.6g Sodium: 6mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 3.6g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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