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Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Oatmeal Cookie Granola – Smells like home, tastes like heaven, and comes together in no time.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola (GF, Vegan) // One Lovely Life


Sophie asks me if she can mix something almost every day. And it always makes me happy when I can say “Yes! Go get your chair!” I start pulling ingredients out of the cupboard and pantry and refrigerator while her chair slowly scraaaaaaaapes across the tile. Armed with her favorite big metal bowl and pink spatula, she’ll happily mix whatever I put in front of her.

While she loves stirring chopped veggies together, or pushing buttons on the blender, Sophie’s favorite thing to make is granola. There’s lots of measuring and scooping and mixa-mixa-mixing. It’s almost impossible to mess up oatmeal cookie granola.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola (GF, Vegan) // One Lovely Life Oatmeal Cookie Granola (GF, Vegan) // One Lovely Life
Granola is as simple as tossing everything in a big bowl and stirring your little heart out. It’s calming, comforting, and if you’re cooking with little ones, it’s a great recipe for little helpers. They can scoop and stir to their heart’s content. I like to measure the ingredients into a small bowl and let Sophie scoop them from the little bowl into the big one with a spoon or a small measuring cup.

I say that it smells like home, tastes like heaven, and comes together in no time. It really is the best description. It’s great eaten by the handful, or stirred into vanilla yogurt or topped with a little cold almond milk. I sometimes sneak a few chocolate chips into a handful to snack on. However you eat it, try not to eat it all in one sitting.

Oatmeal Cookie Granola (GF, Vegan) // One Lovely Life


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Oatmeal Cookie Granola (GF, Vegan)

  • Author: One Lovely Life


  • 3 1/2 cups oats (certified gluten free, as needed)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut (I like unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 11 1/2 cups raisins


  1. Combine oatmeal, almonds, coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl and toss to combine. Spread mixture out onto a cookie sheet (I like to line mine with a silicone baking mat).
  2. Bake granola at 350 degrees 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes to promote even browning.
  3. When you remove the granola from the oven, sprinkle raisins over the granola as it cools. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.



  1. I haven’t made granola in ages but warmer weather and the promise of fresh fruit (someday) has me thinking yogurt parfaits on the verandah would be a lovely start to the day. Thanks for the granola inspiration, and the weekly doses of mom inspiration too.

  2. Eating yogurt parfaits on the verandah WOULD be so lovely! Without actually having a verandah, I’ll just have to enjoy the parfait part. Which still sounds delicious and delightful!

  3. Yummy! I love your other granola recipes and I plan to give this one a try as well! Thanks for always sharing such great recipes that are also healthy!

  4. We just got a boat load of oatmeal from a friend so I’ve been looking for ways to use it up this summer–perfect timing! Can you use quick cooking oats in granola? I’ve only ever used old fashioned but the stuff we just got is the quick kind…

    And, on another oatmeal note, your oatmeal/honey/pb combo has been my go to breakfast for a few weeks. SO good. Have you ever added yogurt? Plain coconut yogurt + a few chocolate chips added to the oatmeal combo is also suuuuper tasty 🙂

    1. That sounds DIVINE! I’ll have to try it. We have coconut yogurt and chocolate chips on hand as I type! As for the granola, old fashioned work best, but you can use quick-cooking. If you do use the quick-cooking oats, they will likely be a bit crumblier/more powdery. The taste should still come through just fine, though. Best of luck!

  5. This is very good granola! Made some this morning, and have probably eating a third of it already:) My favorite is the pumpkin maple pecan one. The cook time is too long for my oven..it fried the coconut and some of the pecans(can’t use almonds), not something that happened with the pumpkin granola…
    Love your blog and your food!

    1. You don’t need to if it’s at least semi-soft. If it’s rock solid, you’ll at least want to soften it a bit. You can stir it in soft or melted. Hope that helps!

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