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Crunchy Granola Muffins

Crunchy Granola Muffins

It’s back to the 1960s with these hearty (but not heavy) crunchy granola muffins! Use your favorite homemade or bulk-purchased granola for these easy vegan muffins. If you want to do the from-scratch route, try our Classic Crunchy Granola — a perfect fit! These make a nice breakfast, on-the-go snack, and are fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea on a cold day. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Crunchy Granola Muffins recipe

Crunchy Granola Muffins

These hearty muffins make a nice breakfast, on-the-go snack, and are fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea on a cold day.
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Course: Muffin
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ or ground flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup natural granulated sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla nondairy milk or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granola divided
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
  • 1/4 cup raisins dried cranberries, or dried cherries, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the first 6 (dry) ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the applesauce, oil, and enough nondairy milk to make a smooth, stiff batter. Stir together until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in 2/3 cup of the granola, followed by the optional chocolate chips and dried fruit. Using dried fruit is recommended if your granola doesn’t contain any.
  • Divide the batter among 12 foil-lined muffin tins.
  • Sprinkle the remaining granola evenly over the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are golden and a knife inserted into the center of one tests clean. When cool enough to handle, transfer the muffins to a plate or rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Vegan Crunchy Granola Muffins

Crunchy Granola Muffins recipe

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    Aimee Brimmer
    October 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    5 stars
    These are REALLY yummy! I used Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola. I didn’t add the raisins this time, but think I will next time around. I also forgot to add the granola on top, but they were still amazing. They aren’t super sweet, which I appreciate. My whole family enjoyed them. Thank you. 🙂

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