When it comes to breakfast and snack time, this gluten free granola without oats recipe is a delicious no guilt granola that is made for snacking! This granola is loaded with healthy ingredients and no refined sugars!
What sets this homemade 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! It is also cheaper to make your own granola than the traditional granola that you buy in the store.
You will love that 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. I use simple ingredients and use the right amount of sweetness to make this granola with the best flavor!
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.
Why this granola is great:
- You can customize this recipe to add your favorite mix-ins and healthy ingredients. It is also easy to flavor it in so many ways like cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. You also control the sweetness so feel free to use less sugar or add sea salt!
- 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!
- The best thing is that this granola is easy to make in bulk and stored so you always have it on hand.
If you don't need grain-free, this homemade gluten free Cinnamon Granola is also amazing!
Many often 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.
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Brown Sugar
Serve this granola if you have a brunch or family breakfast and everyone will be impressed! This recipe will also be perfect for a yogurt bar too. Here is a great way to enjoy it as a yogurt breakfast bowl.
Seed Mix-In Ideas:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
Nuts Mix-In Ideas:
- Hazel Nuts
- Dried fruit
- Chocolate Chips
- Coconut flakes
Recipe Step By Step Directions:
Step 1: Making homemade paleo granola is really easy! In a large bowl combine all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. This includes all of the nuts, seeds, and other mix-ins you choose to use. Mix it with a wooden spoon really well. In a small bowl, melt your coconut oil and add maple syrup.
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 in an even layer. Add a pinch of salt if you want.
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 so that it forms clumps.
Ways To Use Granola:
- In smoothies and smoothie bowls.
- Serve it on top of your favorite yogurt.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over granola for clumps to put in a mason jar for gift giving.
- Sprinkle it over ice cream.
- Granola clusters make a great breakfast cereal with milk.
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.
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!
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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