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Ginger-Orange Granola

This is an easy recipe for Ginger-Orange Granola featuring toasty oats, coconut, nuts, seeds, ginger, and orange zest. It’s perfect for breakfast or an on-the-go snack!

side angle view of a small bowl with a serving of healthy orange ginger granola with cashew milk and diced mango with gold spoon.

I love a good snack and make granola at least twice a month. I rotate between my Healthy Homemade Granola, Pumpkin Granola, and Seeds & Goji Berry & Granola. All are easy and delicious!

I’m excited to add this to the oil-free Ginger-Orange Granola to the list. Next time you make granola, this one is a must-try. Your home will smell like orange cinnamon rolls—it’s absolutely mouthwatering!

Be prepared for a crave-worthy flavor, especially with the orange zest. I love zest of any kind, so the addition of orange zest is welcome. And when you bite into the toasted sesame seeds, they add another layer of deliciousness.

I love a good, healthy granola, and I think you’ll love this one, too. Enjoy the flavorful aroma and delicious taste!

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top down view of the ingredients used to make healthy orange ginger granola.

Ingredients You’ll Need

You need a hand full of ingredients. Let this be a template, add/subtract anything you like. If you’re missing an ingredient you may add extra of something else you do have on hand.

  • Oats. Old-fashioned oats are best for this granola recipe. For gluten-free, use certified GF oats.
  • Almonds. Use raw almonds.
  • Sunflower seeds. Look for raw, untoasted almonds.
  • Sesame Seeds. Use raw, untoasted sesame seeds.
  • Hemp Hearts. Be sure they are the hulled hemp hearts and not the seeds.
  • Coconut. Use large flake or medium shredded coconut.
  • Orange. This granola recipe calls for the zest only, use as much as you like!
  • Ground Ginger. It adds a nice, lovely ginger flavor.
  • Cinnamon. Just a touch for a little extra flavor.
  • Pure maple syrup. This is my favorite natural sweetener. It sweetens perfectly while hardening without the need to use oils.
side angle view of showing the process of mixing the ingredients together to make ginger orange granola.

How To Make Ginger-Orange Granola

Making homemade granola is super easy and will make your home smell delicious!

  • Simply mix together the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, sesame seeds, coconut, ginger, cinnamon, and orange zest in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Pour the maple syrup over top and stir to mix well.
top down view of freshly mixed granola layered on a rimmed baking sheet before baking.
  • Next, layer the granola mixture in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment liners or Silpat (you can also lightly grease the sheet with coconut oil).
  • Place in the oven and bake at 275 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Once done, let the granola cool and harden.

How To Store

Granola can be stored in covered containers on the counter for up to one month (but I’m sure it’ll be gone before then!).

side angle view of freshly made orange ginger granola on a baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

My favorite way to serve this crunchy granola is as a cereal with diced mango and unsweetened cashew milk. I can also see this being a great granola muesli mix for overnight oats. It might even be good with some fresh-squeezed orange juice as your liquid. So simple and delicious!

More Crunchy Snack Recipes!

top down view of a small mason jar filled with oil free orange ginger granola.

If you try this tasty granola recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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An easy granola recipe with flavors of ginger, orange and coconut. Makes a great healthy snack or breakfast, and travels well too!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 Cups 1x
  • Category: Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Oven, Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup coconut (flakes or shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts, ground flax seeds or chia seeds
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 12 oranges or 45 cuties, chopped fine or left as is
  • 2/33/4 cups pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, or lightly grease with coconut oil.

Combine: Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Pour the maple syrup overtop and mix well to coat.

Layer: Spread the granola in a single layer on baking sheet.

Bake: Place sheets in oven and cook for 30 – 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to ensure even toasting.

Let cool: Once done, remove from oven, let cool completely, granola will stiffen as it cools.

Makes 4 cups.

Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container for up to a month.


Let this be a template, add/subtract anything you like. If you’re missing an ingredient you may add extra of something else you do have on hand. I like lots of zest and added the zest of a few cutie oranges.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT: I love my Silpat or these parchment liners for lining this rimmed baking sheet.

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  1. Aja Stubbs says:

    I tried this recipe this weekend and absolutely loved it! It was super easy to make and has been my go-to breakfast so far this week with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk & slices of banana. Love your site & hope to try out more recipes soon! :)

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Isn't this the best! I love it too…and the house smells so good when it's in the oven. Sounds like you've made yourself a nice little breakfast with adding in some banana…delicious! Cheers :)

  2. I'm not really into oats but this looks/sounds divine!

  3. I've just found your blog and now I'm off to pick a few oranges to have a go at making this recipe. Thank you for sharing these delicious receipes

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      How wonderful, picking your own oranges! I hope you love this as much as I do. Enjoy…

  4. Freda Love Smith says:

    I am headed to the kitchen right now to make granola! I have you to thank for the chia seeds that I've added to my standard recipe, and now I have to try a batch with ginger and orange peel, yum! Thanks as always for the inspiration!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      I'm so glad your using the chia seeds. You can add it to this if you like too or whatever nuts and seeds you love! Enjoy the granola. And thank you Freda for the kind words. Cheers :)

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