This recipe for Air Fryer Granola is perfect for a healthy and delicious breakfast. You only need 10 minutes baking time for this easy recipe. Vegan and vegetarian with gluten-free options.

a bowl of yogurt with granola and fresh fruit.

Air fryer granola is a crispy and irresistible snack! It’s made with wholesome ingredients like nuts, oats, and seeds. It tastes delicious on everything from yogurt and pancakes to salads and smoothie bowls. Store-bought granola can hold a sneaky amount of excess sugar and preservatives, which is why it’s healthier to make it at home.

Making granola in the air fryer is a breeze! You don’t have to preheat the oven and it only takes 10 minutes to cook. This simple homemade granola is naturally dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It’s made of wholesome ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
  • Customize it to suit your tastes and preferences.
  • It only takes 10 minutes to air fry!
  • Perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack with plant-based protein.
  • It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Key Ingredients

Rolled oats – Rolled oats are the base of any good granola. Be sure to buy gluten-free labeled oats if you can’t tolerate gluten.

Chopped almondsAlmonds contain healthy fat, fiber, and plant-based protein. They’re add a delicious crunch to homemade granola. If you don’t like them, use walnuts or pecans instead.

Pumpkin seeds – Seeds add more crunch and nutty flavor. Pepitas can typically be found with the nuts or you can buy them online. You can also use flax seeds or sunflower seeds.

Raisins – For a chewy, sweet bite! You can also use dried cranberries or cherries if you prefer.

Sea salt – Sea salt accentuates all the flavors of the granola.

Maple syrup – Maple syrup adds sweetness. Honey is another great choice (but then your granola won’t be 100% vegan)!

Coconut oil – The mixture of maple syrup and coconut oil is what makes the granola nice and crisp.

ingredients for homemade granola.

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a medium bowl or large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, then stir to combine.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper to prevent the granola from falling through the basket.

Step Three

Pour the granola into the basket in an even layer and set the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes. Stop once to open the basket and stir the ingredients.

how to make granola in the air fryer

Step Four

When the granola is done, the oats will be golden brown.

granola done baking on parchment paper.

Step Five

Carefully remove the parchment paper with the granola inside it and pour the granola mixture into a glass jar.

Step Six

Let it cool slightly before serving at room temperature.

I hope your family loves this easy granola recipe as much as mine does!

a jar of homemade granola.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Look for old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe as opposed to quick cooking or steel cut oats.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to bake the granola in two batches. You don’t want to overcrowd your air fryer basket.
  • If you want to make a chocolate version of this recipe, add two teaspoons of cocoa powder or cacao powder to this mixture before baking.
  • You can use olive oil or avocado oil instead of coconut oil, if you prefer. See my list of healthy oils.
  • Store any leftover granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Or, you can freeze the granola for up to 2 months.
  • Serve your granola with your choice of dairy milk, plant milk, yogurt, or chia pudding.

FAQs

Is homemade granola a healthy snack?

The short answer is it depends on the recipe. This granola recipe is made with whole foods and naturally sweetened. It’s full of whole-grain oats and plant-based protein. You can feel good about eating this nutrient-packed cereal as part of a well-balanced diet.

Is it cheaper to make your own granola?

Yes, homemade granola is more affordable than store-bought.

Can I make this granola in the oven?

Yes. To do so, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the granola evenly on a lined sheet pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. The granola is done when the oats are golden brown. The granola will crisp up as it cools. Add the dried fruit last.

jar of granola on its side.

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a bowl of yogurt with granola and berries

Air Fryer Granola


Description

This recipe for Air Fryer Granola is perfect for a healthy and delicious breakfast. You only need 10 minutes baking time for this easy recipe.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1/4 chopped almonds
  • 1/4 pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sea salt, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Stir to combine.
  2. Line the basket of your air fryer with parchment paper to prevent the granola from falling through the basket.
  3. Pour the granola into the basket on top of the parchment paper. Set the temperature to 350°F for 12 minutes, stopping once to open the basket and gently stir the ingredients.
  4. When the granola is done cooking, the oats will have started to turn a golden brown.
  5. Carefully remove the parchment paper from the air fryer basket and pour the granola into a glass storage jar or bowl.
  6. Let it cool slightly before serving.

Notes

  1. Look for old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe as opposed to quick cooking or steel cut oats.
  2. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to bake the granola in two batches. You don’t want to overcrowd your air fryer basket.
  3. If you want to make a chocolate version of this recipe, add two teaspoons of cocoa powder or cacao powder to this mixture before baking.
  4. Store any leftover granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Or, you can freeze the granola for up to 2 months.
  5. Serve your granola with your choice of dairy milk, plant milk, yogurt, or chia pudding.
  6. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: air fryer granola, homemade granola, easy granola recipe

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