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! 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.
Gluten free granola can be enjoyed so many ways. 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.
Eating paleo and gluten free can be confusing if you aren’t used to it. I wanted to take some time and answer some questions. Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have additional questions, because I am happy to help.
Is Granola Paleo? Also, is Grain-Free Granola 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 considered 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
How Long Can You Store Homemade Granola?
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.
Is Granola a Healthy Snack?
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.
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.
Shopping List For Paleo Granola:
- Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
- Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup (or another paleo sweetener)
- Dried Fruit (optional)
Fun Seeds to use in granola:
- Sunflower Seeds
These Nuts Are Delicious in Granola:
- Hazel Nuts
The earthy flavors have a natural sweetness from the nuts and seeds. If you don’t like a particular seed or nut, you can always omit it and trade it for something else. Adjust the flavors to anything you want.
Here are a few more recipes that would pair nicely with grainless 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
Are you ready to make this homemade paleo granola?
How to make grain-free granola:
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.
Pour the coconut oil and maple syrup blend into the granola mix and mix well. Pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
How long do you bake homemade granola for?
Bake at 325F degrees 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 cooling.
Granola Making Tip: make sure your has sides because you will be stirring this halfway through baking! Otherwise, you can lose some of your granola over the side.
Things You Need to Make This Paleo Granola Recipe:
- A baking cookie sheet with sides so it doesn’t spill.
- These bowls are my favorite because of their rubber bottoms. They don’t slide all over the counter when you mix ingredients!
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup almond slices
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons whole flax seeds
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, add more if you like sweeter granola
- 1/4 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 325F degrees.
- 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143 Saturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 3g