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No Nuts Granola Recipe

No Nuts Granola Recipe

Nut-Free Cocoa Buckwheat Granola

Our no nuts granola recipe combines nutrient dense ingredients like coconut, buckwheat groats and pumpkin seeds to create a new twist on the classic Cocoa Krispies cereal.

There are some great allergy-friendly brands out there today making nut-free granola. But even when you live with a nut allergy, sometimes its nice to whip up your own batch of homemade granola or make your own granola bar without peanut butter. Cooking and baking at home is a great way for you to make it safe for you, while controlling sugar and getting creative with any add-ins of your choice.

Our no nuts granola recipe makes a delicious nut free snack for your kids that is equally enjoyed by adults too. If you are a chocolate lover, this nut free chocolate granola is for you!

cocoa buckwheat granola

Why is buckwheat used in this homemade nut free granola?

Buckwheat is technically a seed. It’s gluten free. And when coming up with recipe, I found groats make a nice crunchy alternative to nuts. Buckwheat groats are mixed into this homemade nut free granola, baked in the oven and adds a nice crunch. In addition, I really enjoy the flavor of buckwheat which pairs nicely with chocolate.

cocoa buckwheat granola

Do I have to add dried fruit to this homemade granola without nuts?

The beauty of this homemade granola without nuts is you don’t even have to add dried fruit and the flavors will turn out to be just as delicious. This will quickly become your best granola recipe that you can share with family and friends too.

cocoa buckwheat granola

How to serve this no nuts granola recipe

I love serving this no nuts granola recipe on top of greek yogurt, swirl it into dairy-free ice cream or pour plant-based milk or mylk over it.

How to freeze homemade nut free granola

Homemade nut free granola freezes well. I usually make a batch and freeze half because it’s so addicting! You don’t have to defrost it either. Store it in an airtight freezer safe bag or container. And then, grab and go.

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No Nuts Granola Recipe

  • Author: Shahla Rashid
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6- 8 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


No nuts granola recipe is also top 9 allergen free except for coconut. Feel free to leave out. 



  • 3 cups rolled oats. Use certified gluten free for gluten free option

  • 1/2 cup raw hulled whole grain  buckwheat groats

  • 1/2 cup whole grain unsweetened rice puffs

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons maple syrup 

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries(optional)

  • 1/4 cup dates(optional)



  1. Pre- heat oven to 300 F. Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, buckwheat, rice puffs, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.                    
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, add coconut oil,  olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk to combine until smooth and coconut oil is melted.  Take off heat. Let cool for a minute. Pour maple syrup mixture over dry ingredients. Stir to combine and coat evenly. Set aside.
  3. Spread granola on baking sheets, dividing evenly. Press firmly with the back of a spatula to ensure that the mixture is flat. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. Rotate pan once to ensure even baking.
  4. Remove from oven. Let sit without stirring on baking sheets and let cool completely.  I place my sheets on top of a wire rack.
  5. Add cherries and dates if using. Stir to evenly incorporate. Transfer and store in an airtight glass jar. Keep in your pantry. 


  1. The dark color of this granola makes it hard to tell if it is cooked or not, so go by smell or taste. Each oven bakes at different speeds.  It will crisp up as it cools.                                                                                      
  2. Granola freezes well-up to six months. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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