When it comes to breakfast and snack time, I like to make this paleo granola recipe. Grain-free granola is new for us...and although we don't have to be grain-free, it is nice to change things up!
As soon as you taste this granola, it will become a staple in your household! It is loaded with delicious nutrients, and you don’t have to worry about what is in it. If you eat a paleo diet, you will love all of the paleo recipes on the blog.
What sets this grain-free granola apart from the rest is that it can be adjusted to match your tastes. Customize this recipe any way you think you will like it! This delicious granola is also perfect for gift giving!
This easy granola recipe tastes so much better than store-bought and you don’t have to guess what kind of processed ingredients are in it. It has a nutty flavor that everyone in the family will love.
Why this granola is great:
I love this grain-free granola recipe because it can be enjoyed so many ways. You can customize this recipe to add your favorite mix-ins and you can season it in so many ways like cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and vanilla.
You can simply grab a handful and eat it plain, which is Mr. Fearless Dining's favorite way to eat it! You can also use it to top your yogurt or use it as a topping for muffins or other baked goods.
My kids also enjoy it on top of a big scoop of ice cream! The crunchiness it gives can take a regular recipe and turn it into a show stopper!
If you really love homemade granola as much as we do, you should definitely taste these granola recipes because they are so yummy and the perfect grab and go snack.
If you don't need grain-free, this homemade gluten free Cinnamon Granola is also amazing!
Many wonder if granola can be made paleo. Granola is only considered paleo if it is made without oats or grains, and has no refined sugars. Grain-free granola is not paleo unless it is sweetened with a natural unrefined sweetener.
What sweeteners are paleo?
When you are on a paleo diet, typically you don’t eat any refined sugars. We are naturally drawn to sweet foods. Here are some natural sweeteners you can try:
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
Serve this granola if you have a brunch or family breakfast and everyone will be impressed! This recipe will also be perfect if for a yogurt bar too. Here is a great way to enjoy it as a yogurt breakfast bowl.
Seeds mix-in ideas:
- Sunflower Seeds
Nuts mix-in ideas:
- Hazel Nuts
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Making homemade paleo granola is really easy! In a large bowl, add all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix really well. In a small bowl, melt your coconut oil and add the maple syrup. Whisk to mix.
Step 2: Pour the coconut oil and maple syrup blend into the granola mix and mix well. Pour onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Step 3: Bake at 325º F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir gently so that you don't break up clumps. Put back in the oven to continue baking for another 5-8 minutes.
Do not stir when you remove the granola this time. Allow it to cool.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
I like to bake my granola for 15 minutes then remove it and stir the granola. I bake an additional 5-8 minutes.
As long as you store granola in an airtight container, it will actually keep for about a month. You can use glass jars, freezer bags or plastic containers with a well-fitted lid. Store it in a cool and dry room or your freezer for best results.
Yes and no. If you eat granola that is loaded with candy, marshmallows and other sweet food it is more like a dessert. But if your granola is made of protein-rich seeds and nuts and natural sweeteners, then it can be a perfectly healthy snack.
Treat this grainless granola as fuel to feed your body, and it will be healthy nutrients your body needs.
Recipes to pair with granola:
- Irresistible Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake
- Yummy Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins With Streusel
- Simple Gluten Free Cinnamon Crumb Cake + Video
- Gluten Free Fresh Peach Cobbler
Homemade paleo granola
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ⅓ cup hemp seeds
- ⅓ cup almond slices
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons whole flax seeds
- ½ cup pecans
- ½ cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- ⅓ cup maple syrup add more if you like sweeter granola
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- In a large bowl, add all of the nuts, seeds, and shredded coconut. Mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 325º F.
- In a small bowl add melted coconut oil and maple syrup and whisk to blend.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the seed nut blend and mix well.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour the granola mixture on it. Use a spoon to spread out the granola so that it covers the whole cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and stir the granola. Spread it over the cookie sheet again.
- Bake an additional 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- You can customize this recipe quite a bit by using any nuts, seeds, and dried fruit you have on-hand.
- Vary the sweetness level by adjusting the maple syrup amount.
- This homemade grain-free granola is delicious for breakfast, or use it to top your yogurt or ice cream!
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