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Murielle Banackissa
Nut free granola in a bowl with two spoons

Fall Inspired Nut Free Granola

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35 mins Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins
Serves 3

Made with deliciously crunchy baru seeds and soul warming pumpkin pie spice, this granola is great for all of us with nut allergy or intolerance.


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup psyllium husk
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • cup yacon syrup (or maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup chopped baru seeds
  • ½ cup chopped dried cranberries


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. 

  2. Step 2

    Add all ingredients except baru seeds and cranberries into a large bowl.

  3. Step 3

    Toss to coat and transfer the granola mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. 

  4. Step 4

    Spread into an even layer and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    After 15 minutes, stir the granola and press down to create an even layer once again. 

  6. Step 6

    Return to the oven for another 15 minutes. 

  7. Step 7

    Remove from the oven and sprinkle in the chopped baru seeds and dried cranberries. 

  8. Step 8

    Let cool completely before transferring into a container. 

  9. Step 9

    Enjoy granola on its own as a snack, with milk or with dairy free yogurt.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • I do not have psyllium husk, can I substitute it? Absolutely, I love to add psyllium husk to granola for extra fibre, but feel free to substitute it for 1/4 cup of oats or the same amount of another nut or seed of choice.

  • I do not have pumpkin pie spice, can I swap it out? Here is a great recipe for a homemade pumpkin pie spice mix.

  • Can I substitute yacon syrup? Yes absolutely, maple syrup will work great as an alternative.

  • I don’t have baru seeds on hand, can I substitute those? Sure. If you don’t have a nut sensitivity, feel free to use the same amount of any other nut. Note that if you are using bigger nuts, I recommend chopping them. Also, if your nuts are raw, add them in with your granola at step 2. If you do have a nut sensitivity, you could add more pumpkin seeds or replace the baru seeds with sunflower seeds. If they are raw, incorporate them with the rest of your ingredients at step 2.

Nut free granola in a bowl with two spoons
Nut free granola in a bowl with yogurt and berries
Nut free granola in a bowl