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Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola – School Safe!

School Safe Nutrient Dense Granola

Taking a break from zucchini to share this school safe granola with you because we have been gobbling it up non-stop! It is packed with omegas and antioxidants from the pumpkin seed butter, flax & hemp seeds.  These seeds also add protein and an overall nutrient boost!  I decided to use @88acres pumpkin seed butter for the pumpkin seed health benefits and as something unique and different.

Different Uses for Granola

This recipe is incredibly versatile – I think our favorite way to eat this granola is straight off the pan, but I wanted to share with you all of the ways we have been eating it!

School Safe Granola

Granola as a Yummy Treat or after School Snack with Raisins and Chocolate Chips!

Nut Free Granola school safe snack mix

Using Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola in a Yogurt Parfait

Lunch Box Ideas

Unique Lunch Box idea using Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola

Lunch box ideas

As a Breakfast Cereal

A Smoothie Bowl topped with Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola

So please join us in making another batch this week and tell me how your family enjoys it the most! Check out my video on how to make it here and Happy Baking:)

School Safe Nutrient Dense Granola

Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings:4 Cups
Course:Breakfast, Snack
Keyword:Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Granola, Kid Friendly, Quick Recipes, School Safe


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp (1/8 cup) ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed butter or sunbutter see notes
  • 3 TBS honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds optional


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Mix together all of the dry ingredients - oats, cinnamon, hemp seeds and flax
  • Add in the wet ingredients - honey, apple sauce and pumpkin seed butter
  • Mix thoroughly until it all comes together
  • Spread out onto a lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Take it out of the oven to stir it around and rotate pan
  • Cook for an additional 10 minutes
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before eating and/or a half hour before storing


1. This can be made with any seed butter to make it school safe I just liked adding the pumpkin seed butter as something unique - I have even made it with tahini
2. If you are not making it for school you can make with a nut butter as well!
3. 2 TBS of Cinnamon makes this extra cinnamony! If you are not a crazy cinnamon fan I would only do 1 TBS
Did you make this recipe?I would love to see your creations! Snap a picture and tag @kristanwatson or #foodplaygo on Social Media!


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