Nut free granola

Nut free granola with coconut, cherry and sunflower seeds

Breakfast, lunch, snack time – even dessert, I could eat granola any time of day. I decided to see if my son agreed and made up a batch for him to take into school in his lunch box. The school has a nut free policy as there are several children at the school with serious allergies so I made it nut free. This delicious nut free granola is perfect for anyone with a nut allergy or for sending in a lunchbox to a nut free school.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Keyword nut free granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 300 g jumbo oats
  • 100 g sunflower seeds
  • 50 g dried coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts optional
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g dried cherries


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 120°C (fan)/140°C/gas mark 1.
  2. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place all the ingredients apart from the dried cherries in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Spread out on to the baking trays in a thin layer.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, stir well, and then return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely on the tray then mix with the cherries and store in an airtight container.