Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola (Dairy- and Oil-Free!)


Granola is one of the easiest things to bake, and it tastes so much better when it’s homemade. This Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola was shared with us years ago. It uses water instead of oil, for a low fat, oil free breakfast or snack. If you prefer your granola with more crisp, you can replace the water with just a few tablespoons of oil.

Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola Recipe (Dairy-Free & Oil-Free) - with gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options

Special Diet Notes: Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola

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

Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola
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This is an oil-free, low-fat recipe, but you can substitute your favorite baking oil (a few tablespoons) for the water if you prefer a crisper bite.
Serves: 16
  • 2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 cup oat bran (certified gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 cup wheat flakes (can sub more rolled oats for gluten free)
  • ½ cup wheat germ or ground flaxseed (for gluten free)
  • ½ cup sliced or chopped almonds (sub sunflower or pumpkin seeds for nut-free)
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup chopped dried apple or prune
  • ⅓ cup honey (sub bee-free honey for vegan)
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 300ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, oat bran, wheat flakes, wheat germ or flaxseed, almonds, raisins, and chopped dried fruit.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, water, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.
  5. Spread the granola out in a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  6. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally

Key Pantry Supplies: Healthy Honey-Sweetened Granola

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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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