Air Fryer Granola (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

AIR FRYER GRANOLA RECIPE (Quick, Clean, + Refined Sugar Free)!

I really love granola. No – you don’t get it – I *really* REALLY love granola. There’s something about that salty, sweet, crunchy, oaty texture and taste that just does it for me. I love to just snack on it as-is, add it to ice cream, yogurt, or smoothie bowls…it’s just such a versatile, satisfying snack. That said, I’m often precluded from making granola because of the oven preheating and 30+ minute bake time; because when the craving strikes, it strikes fast. Enter: the best air fryer granola recipe: it’s ready for you in under 15 minutes (including prep time!) and is devastatingly crunchy, healthy, and delicious.

I keep finding fun, new ways to use the air fryer and this one was particularly exciting for me. And after a couple of batches, I’ve officially perfected this air fryer granola. Think of this recipe as a base, but you can get creative by adding in or swapping out your favorite nuts, seeds, fruits, etc. – please share in the comments below if you made any fun additions to my recipe! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out this handy acai bowl recipe for a tasty granola base.

Note: this recipe uses a few ingredients from Thrive Market like gluten-free rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Thrive has fantastic pantry staples – if you’re interested in becoming a member, use this handy link for 30% off your purchase and a $60 FREE gift when you join!

Healthy Granola Recipe (No Butter or Refined Sugar)

Note that there are affiliate links in this article that will enable you to get a discount while I’ll earn a commission. Any affiliate partnerships are with companies and products that I’ve personally tried and vetted. These collaborations allow me to run this blog and keep my in-depth content free of charge for readers like you who want to learn more about vegan living 🙂

Let’s get crunching.

Air Fryer Granola

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Anjelica Price-Rocha Course: Breakfast, Snacks, DessertDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 1 cup Rolled oats (I use Thrive Market Organic Oats)

  • 1/3 cup Chopped nuts (walnuts and/or almonds are my favorite)

  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds

  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp Melted, unrefined coconut oil

  • 1-2 tbsp Maple syrup (or agave, if preferred)


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Distribute evenly into your air fryer (parchment paper can be used, but is not necessary).
  • Set temperature to 325° and air fry for 5 minutes initially. Open the air fryer, give the granola a shake, and cook for another 3-5 minutes, depending on your air fryer. I cook mine a total of 8 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy! I love this with some vegan yogurt and berries for breakfast, a snack, or a healthy dessert.


  • Bonus: I love adding in some coconut flakes, dried apricots, dried cherries, goji berries or cacao nibs/chocolate chips (after cooking/cooling!) to take this ‘nola up a notch.

Similar Posts

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *