Gotu Kola Granola (vegan, oil-free)

09/11/2023 |
Gotu kola granola in a clear jar and bowl with blueberries.

School is back in session, and wisps of autumn are peeking drifting through the last lingering rays of summer heat. As new and old routines demand attention, enjoy a boost in energy and focus with our super crunchy and delicious, nutrient-rich Gotu Kola Granola. Packed with powerhouse seeds, nuts, and grains and enriched with our ORGANIC INDIA Gotu Kola and Ceylon Cinnamon, this wholesome, oil-free recipe is simple both to make and tailor to taste and dietary needs.

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Known as the “Herb of Longevity”, Gotu Kola is one of the most commonly consumed leafy greens in many parts of Asia. It’s no wonder this potent adaptogen is so popular. Not only has it been used for centuries as a brain and nervous system tonic, research has associated Gotu Kola with a variety of potential benefits, including memory support, stress relief, overall cognitive support and more.

Ceylon Cinnamon is a pantry staple when it comes to flavor, especially in fall–but the benefits extend far beyond warm spicy taste and fragrance. Our ORGANIC INDIA Ceylon Cinnamon is of the highest quality, sourced from whole Organic, Non-GMO cinnamon bark from cinnamon estates in southern India, ground in our facility. Well known for its ability to support blood sugar levels, Ceylon Cinnamon further has digestive and cognitive benefits.

Most store-bought granolas typically come high in sugar and price. With this easy recipe, you can mix-and-match making your own in minutes. Best of all, you get to be in charge of what goes in and what doesn’t. You won’t miss any fillers when it comes to this nutty, not-too-sweet, pure goodness crunchiness, but feel free to get playful with your favorite addends and swap ingredients for what’s in your kitchen.

Gotu Kola Granola

Gotu kola granola spilling out of a clear jar and a small bowl of blueberries.

Yield Approximately 5 cups


  • 2 ½ Cup oats
  • ½ Cup dry quinoa
  • ⅓ to ½ Cup mixed seeds of choice (flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin)
  • ⅓ Cup chopped nuts of choice
  • ⅓ Cup unsweetened coconut, flakes or shreds
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons ORGANIC INDIA Gotu Kola
  • 1 Tablespoon ORGANIC INDIA Ceylon Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup runny tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons orange or apple juice
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ Cup maple syrup
  • Optional addends: ⅓ – ½ Cup dried fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine the tahini, juice, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to coat.
  5. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven for approximately 12 minutes.
  6. Turn with a spatula and continue baking for a further 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browning.
  7. You can remove to let the granola fully cool or leave in the warm oven a little longer if you prefer for the granola to brown further.
  8. Enjoy!

Want more healthy school or work week treats? Try these delicious Back to School Snickerdoodles.