Vegan Maple Bacon Granola with Cauliflower

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


This easy Vegan Maple Bacon Granola is the ultimate salty-sweet snack or crunchy topping with a healthy veggie surprise mixed in!



  • 2 cups riced cauliflower ((I used pre-riced frozen cauliflower))
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans ((or any nut/seed))
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup coconut bacon ((*see notes))


  1. Add the riced cauliflower to a nonstick pan. Cook over medium heat until toasted and crispy, stirring frequently (about 30 minutes).
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pecans, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the toasted cauliflower and maple syrup. Stir to evenly coat.
  5. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 350F or until the edges are lightly brown. (You can bake the coconut bacon at the same time on a separate pan if you haven’t already made it!)
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before stirring to create the most clusters.
  8. Add the coconut bacon and mix.
  9. Enjoy as a snack or topping! Store in an airtight container to keep it crunchy for as long as possible.


I followed this recipe but only made half as much as called for. You can also buy coconut bacon here.