French Toast Granola Recipe (Gluten Free + Vegan)

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This French Toast Granola Recipe combines two of everyone’s favorite breakfast recipes – French toast and granola! Sweet, crunchy, and ready in just over 30 minutes, it’s better than any store-bought option and great to keep on hand! 

Milk being poured into a bowl of homemade French toast granola.

French Toast But Make It Granola 

Move over French toast! We just found our new favorite breakfast recipe with this French toast granola recipe! 

It has all the warm, sweet flavor you know and love but is even better than classic French toast. With minimal prep time, it comes together in just over 30 minutes. And leftovers keep well for weeks. 

As a result, we make a big batch to keep on hand or give away as gifts. Whether you’re using it as a snack, breakfast, or dessert, you truly can’t go wrong! 

An up close photo of a jar of homemade gluten free granola.

How to Make This Homemade French Toast Granola Recipe

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details! 

Ingredients

  • Old-Fashioned Oatmeal – Don’t substitute steel-cut oats or quick oats, or the texture won’t be the same. Look for certified gluten-free varieties, if needed! 
  • Pure Maple Syrup – Feel free to substitute honey if preferred. 
  • Coconut Oil – This creates a crisp exterior and adds a rich flavor. 
  • Almond Butter – Any nut or seed butter you like best will also work! Peanut butter, cashew butter, and sunflower butter all taste great. 
  • Vanilla and Maple Extracts – This is key to creating the French toast flavor. 
  • Spices – Ground cinnamon and salt add extra warmth and enhance the taste of the rest of the ingredients.  

Instructions

  1. Prepare. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  1. Combine. Add all the ingredients except the oats to a medium-sized bowl, and whisk until smooth. Add the oats, and stir to combine and coat them completely. 

Tip: If your maple syrup is cold, you may need to microwave it for a few seconds to bring it to room temperature. This allows everything to mix easily! 

  1. Bake. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out evenly. Bake for 20 minutes. Then, stir, and continue to bake until the edges brown lightly. 
  1. Cool. Allow the granola to cool completely. Do not stir, or it won’t clump! 
Up close photo of French toast granola in a white bowl with a vintage spoon.

Serving Suggestions 

This French toast granola is tasty enough to enjoy on its own! Or, use it to make a trail mix with add-ins like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and cereal. 

We also love to serve it as cereal in a bowl with milk, in yogurt parfaits, or to add crunch to breakfast banana splits or regular banana splits! 

Common Questions

How should I store this recipe? 

Transfer leftovers to an airtight container or sealable bag. Store at room temperature for two to four weeks. 

Can I freeze French toast granola? 

Yes, the texture may change slightly, but it will still be tasty! Freeze for up to six months, and thaw at room temperature when you’re ready to serve. 

What else can I add? 

Anything you want! Chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts taste great, or you can incorporate shredded coconut. For added flavor, try folding in chocolate chips or dried fruit after the granola bakes. 

A clear mason jar with a blue string tied around it holding French toast granola.

French Toast Granola Recipe (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Make this easy French toast granola recipe in just over 30 minutes for a sweet, crunchy granola that tastes just like your favorite breakfast recipe!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: dairy free, french toast granola, gluten free, vegan
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 315kcal
Cost: $3.00

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the oats. (If the maple syrup is cold, the bowl of ingredients may need to be placed in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until everything comes to room temperature and mixes well.)
    1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted, 1/4 cup almond butter or any nut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon maple extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Add oats the wet mixture and combine well.
    4 cups rolled oats
  • Pour the coated oats onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then stir the granola so the edges do not burn. Set the timer for another 10 minutes and bake until the edges are browned. The granola in the middle of the pan will not be as browned as the edges and that's okay. Remove from the oven.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely, then stir or break into chunks.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal

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