This cashew butter granola recipe is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free! It’s made with pantry staples like oats, cashews, shredded coconut, and coconut oil. It’s also naturally sweetened with maple syrup, which means it’s refined sugar-free. This sheet-pan granola is easy to make and requires no stovetop. Enjoy it for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

a baking sheet and a bowl of cashew butter granola

Creamy cashew butter, tropical coconut, and crispy oats… what’s not to love?! This cashew butter granola is such a delight. The recipe is similar to my Almond Butter Granola and Chocolate Coconut Granola, but this one is loaded with cashews instead.

This homemade granola is super quick and easy to make. It’s a sheet-pan recipe, baked in 30 minutes, and made with simple ingredients. I love making granola at home because you can control exactly what goes into it. For instance, in order to keep it refined sugar-free, we’ll naturally sweeten it with real maple syrup. Additionally, there are no preservatives, no additives, and no seed oils.

You can enjoy this coconut cashew granola in a bowl with your favorite milk or yogurt. Alternatively, it’s a delicious topping for smoothies, chia pudding, oatmeal, and more. Since it’s easily transportable, it makes a convenient on-the-go breakfast or midday snack!

This cashew butter granola is:

  • Healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free
  • Crispy, crunchy, tropical, and nutty
  • Made with no refined sugar
  • Loaded with coconut and cashews
  • A low sugar granola (just 6g per serving!)
homemade cashew butter granola on a baking sheet with a wooden spoon

What is coconut cashew granola made of?

  • Oats: Granola is made with rolled oats, not steel cut or quick oats.
  • Cashews: Raw cashews add a crunchy texture and they’re a great source of healthy fats.
  • Cashew butter: Use a creamy cashew butter that has a drippy consistency. It will be easier to coat the nuts and oats with a natural brand (that’s made with just cashews and salt).
  • Shredded coconut: This ingredient is just dried coconut that has been finely shredded. I recommend using an unsweetened kind.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup creates a sweet flavor and helps the ingredients bind together. Alternatively, you can use honey instead.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil helps the ingredients become crispy and crunchy while baking. Unrefined coconut oil has a coconut flavor, while the refined variety is flavorless and odorless. Both options work well.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds a sweet, dessert-like flavor. Also, it makes the kitchen smell amazing while the granola bakes!
  • Cinnamon: This anti-inflammatory spice has health benefits and adds a warm flavor.
  • Salt: A dash of salt elevates the overall flavor.
bowls of ingredients for homemade cashew butter granola

How to make cashew butter granola

For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Mix the wet ingredients

First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line one large baking sheet (or two small baking sheets) with parchment paper.

In a bowl, add cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 45 seconds. Mix together until smooth.

Mix the dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, add rolled oats, cashews, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together.

Then, pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Stir together to evenly coat the oats and almonds.

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Bake the cashew butter granola

After, spread the granola across the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake the granola for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through with a spatula.

Finally, remove granola from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. The granola will feel soft at first, but it will firm up and become crunchy as it cools down.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is cashew butter healthier than peanut butter?

All types of nut butter provide nutritional value, such as healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein. However, there are a few differences between various kinds of nut butter. In comparison to peanut butter, cashew butter has fewer calories, higher protein, higher iron, and lower sodium.

Why does my granola taste bitter?

If the sweetener burns in the oven, your homemade granola will taste bitter. In order to avoid this issue, keep an eye on it while it bakes so it does not burn.

How do I make granola sweeter?

Add 1/4 cup coconut sugar to the dry ingredients if you would like to make this cashew butter granola taste sweeter.

a spoonful of cashew butter granola on a baking sheet

Why is my granola not crunchy?

Crispy and crunchy granola must be baked slowly at a low temperature. For this recipe, bake it at 325 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Also, toss it halfway through in order to expose the full mixture to heat.

Don’t forget that all granola is soft when it is first removed from the oven. While it cools on the baking sheet, it will firm up and become crunchy!

Why isn’t my granola sticking together?

Liquid ingredients, such as cashew butter and maple syrup, help granola stick together. If you want to make bigger clusters, press the mixture together in a compact layer on the baking sheet. When you toss it halfway through, allow several clumps to remain intact (rather than breaking them apart).

How to store coconut and cashew butter granola

Once the cashew butter granola has cooled completely, store it in a tightly sealed jar or container. Enjoy within 5-7 days.

a bowl of cashew butter granola with almond milk and a spoon

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a baking sheet and a bowl of cashew butter granola

Cashew Butter Granola

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This cashew butter granola recipe is healthy, easy, vegan, and gluten-free! It’s made with pantry staples like cashews, coconut, coconut oil, and maple syrup. This coconut cashew granola is a sheet pan recipe and requires no stovetop. It’s great for kids, breakfast on the go, and a quick afternoon snack. Enjoy it with milk, yogurt, or as a topping for smoothies and more! #granola #granolarecipe #cashewbutter #homemadegranola #cashewcoconut #coconutcashew #cashews #granolrecipes #granolabowl


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line one large baking sheet (or two small baking sheets) with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, add cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 45 seconds. Mix together until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, add rolled oats, cashews, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Stir together to evenly coat the oats and almonds.
  5. Spread the granola across the baking sheet in an even layer.
  6. Bake the granola for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through with a spatula. Remove granola from the oven and let it cool completely on the baking sheet. The granola will feel soft at first, but it will firm up and become crunchy as it cools down.

Notes

  • How to store granola: Once the granola has cooled completely, store it in a tightly sealed jar or container. Enjoy within 5-7 days.
  • How to make granola sweeter: Add 1/4 cup coconut sugar to the dry ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2.5g

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