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Grain-Free Paleo Granola Recipe

Homemade gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly granola. Delicious and nutritious!

We’ve been discussing our summer plans lately. Talking about doing some local sightseeing, planning a vacation, and fitting a camping trip in there too. The girls had such a good time camping last year, they’re already clamouring to go again. I’m looking forward to unplugging, slowing down, and reconnecting with nature. Sleeping under the stars, cooking over a fire, and spending lazy afternoons dog paddling in the river… these are the kinds of memories I want to leave with my kids.

Speaking of camping, today I made a batch of gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly granola. High in healthy fats, omega-3s, energy, protein, and fiber, this granola is perfect to take along for camping and hiking!

Instead of oats or other grains, my granola is made with almonds, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and flax seeds.

This grain-free granola is made with almonds, cashews, pistachios, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds.

It packs a lot of calories in there though, so unless you’re going on a long, hard hike, be careful not to overdo it. This sweet, crunchy treat is so delicious, it’s easy to get carried away and eat way more than you intended. Not that I would know anything about that!

Great on its own, sprinkled over yogurt, or as a topping on fruit crumble. How do you eat your granola?

Homemade gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly granola. No oats here! Just almonds, cashews, pistachios, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds.

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Grain-Free Paleo Granola
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  1. 1 cup raw almonds
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 1 cup raw pistachios
  4. 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  5. 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  6. 1/4 cup flax seeds
  7. 1/2 cup raw honey
  8. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  9. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Add almonds to food processor and blitz for a few second to break them up into large pieces.
  3. Add cashews, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds to food processor and pulse until nuts and seeds are roughly chopped.
  4. Transfer chopped mixture to a small mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Mix well and spread on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring mixture half way through.
  7. Allow granola to cool before serving, breaking up chunks with a fork.
  1. Store in an airtight container.
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  • This, indeed, a delicious high calorie recipe. I think I will try it even tho I do not need the extra calories. I like to put granola on Greek yogurt for a wonderful and healthy snack.

  • Definitely going to try this. Hopefully I can portion it out. Do you happen to know the calorie count? Thanks for sharing.

  • This sounds so good and healthy. I even think my grandchildren would love this. Thank you for sharing

  • This is my type of granola! I’m sure my grandkids would just love it and it would be a great snack to take to the beach! Thanks

  • This looks so yummy. Do you think it would work with ground flax seeds? I’ve read (& seen in poopy diapers) that flax seeds go right through you unless they are ground up. i.e. you’re not getting the goodness out of them if you don’t chew them. And they are so small, you likely won’t. wdyt?

    • I like the crunch of flax seeds, but you’re right they’re much more digestible when they’re ground. The beauty of homemade granola is you can add pretty much anything you like, and I’m sure it would work fine with ground flax seeds too. Maybe try using them ground but add a sprinkling of whole seeds too to get the best of both worlds!

  • This looks fabulous, I can see why you post the warning to not overeat it.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  • Had to let you know that I made this recipe. And I think we have found our new favourite granola. Wow!!! Although after making it, I woke up in the middle of the night and realized I had forgotten the coconut. (funny the times I remember stuff!) So I got up in the morning, poured the coconut in a dry frypan, toasted it and added it. This stuff is addictive. We have it every morning on our cereal. Husband loves it. Thank you once again for sharing.

  • I think I would really like this granola. I am always on the look-out for things to add to my hot cereal mornings and a complement for my yogurt, or just on its own for a small snack. Thanks for sharing.

  • I didn’t have all the ingedients and I don’t process sugar of any sort very well, so I skipped the honey. I did pepitas, coconut, almonds, stevia, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. It is AWESOME. not too sweet, but just sweet enough. About burned a hole in my tongue trying to eat it straight out of the oven! 😜