Nut-free Maple Cinnamon Granola


I’ve had a nut allergy my whole life. I grew out of my peanut allergy at 26 but I’m still allergic to all other nuts. I’m also allergic to fish and seeds which can make eating certain foods difficult. Granola is one of those foods. Pre-packaged granola often has seeds and nuts in it for added protein and health benefits. By including those foods, it means people with allergies to nuts and seeds can’t eat it. It took me years and years to find a brand of granola that didn’t have any nuts or seeds in it. The only problem is that it is from Trader Joe’s in the States. Even though I bring back boxes with me, it doesn’t last for very long.

So how do I fix the problem? I make my own granola! The great thing about making granola yourself is that is it very inexpensive and you can tweak it so many ways that you’ll never get sick of it!

All four members of my family love maple syrup. My kids can’t eat waffles or pancakes without it.  In fact, The Hubster and I semi-considered semi-joked about using Maple as Princess Peach’s middle name. In the end we didn’t use it, but I still think it’s a cute name. Ok, so I digress. This granola is super easy to make. I make it plain and then each person in our family adds to it as they like. Princess Peach likes to add chocolate chips. I like to add a combination of fresh fruit, dried cranberries, diced dried apricots and raisins.

 nut-free maple cinnamon granola recipe

I also don’t subscribe to granola just being a breakfast food. I love it as a snack, as lunch with Greek yogurt and I’ve also used it as a topping for muffins. It’s super versatile.

Nut-free maple cinnamon granola
Serves 10
A versatile nut-free granola recipe that is a perfect breakfast, snack or topping
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  1. 4 cups of large flake oats
  2. 1/3 cup canola oil
  3. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. 2. Put all ingredients into a big mixing bowl. Mix well until all of the oats are coated
  3. 3. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet
  4. 4. Put in the oven for about 40 minutes turning the oats every 10ish minutes. Timing will depend on your oven but you want to cook the oats until they are golden in colour.
  5. 5. Let cool and enjoy
  1. You can store granola up to 2 weeks in an airtight jar if it lasts that long!
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 nut-free maple cinnamon granola recipe


  1. Tracey says:

    OMG! This looks so delic!!! With my allergies, this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Ora says:

    Love this recipe!!!

  3. Looks like my kind of breakfast!

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