This homemade Paleo granola is easy to make with just a 5 minute prep time! It’s packed with sweet, crunchy clusters that are healthy and extremely addicting! The perfect pantry staple to eat by the handful or in a bowl filled with your favorite yogurt or nut milk. Grain free (gluten free), oat free, and refined sugar free too!
I love granola. It is the perfect compliment to a good bowl of dairy free or coconut yogurt and even makes for a great standalone snack.
What I don’t love, however, is the price or ingredient list of pre-made granola. This recipe is a cheaper, healthier and, tastier alternative.
Warning- It’s extremely addicting.
Why You’ll Love This Homemade Paleo Granola Recipe
It’s so muchhealthier than store bought granola! This homemade paleo granola is grain free, with no preservatives, harmful oils, or added sugars. It’s of course gluten free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
It’s super easy to make with ingredients you’ll already have in your pantry!
Homemade Paleo Granola is cheaper than store bought granola. If you usually buy Paleo or grain free granola at the store, it can be $7-$9 a bag. You may spend a lot buying the nuts and seeds for this recipe, however you will have plenty left to make more batches.
Granola is the perfect snack on its own or to eat with yogurt, a cup of berries, almond or cashew milk, or smoothies.
PALEO GRANOLA INGREDIENTS:
This paleo granola is made without grains so you’ll need some nuts and seeds, seasonings, and a little bit of natural sweetener to make this homemade granola. Feel free to customize the batch to whatever you’re in the mood for.
Nuts: I used raw pecans and almonds. However, you can use what you already have in your pantry. Walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, or mixed nuts would work too. I prefer to buy raw nuts, not “roasted”. Roasted nuts are processed with inflammatory oils that are best to stay away from.
Seeds: For the ultimate crunch use sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds.
Chia seeds: Adds some extra fiber and omega 3’s to the granola.
Coconut oil: I recommend unrefined coconut oil as it adds a sweet taste to the granola, however you can use your preferred oil. Olive oil will add a savory taste to the granola.
Space the granola out on the baking sheet so that it’s a little crowded, but not overlapping. It’s needs to be crowded enough so that it sticks together, but not too much to where it won’t toast evenly.
Don’t over bake the granola. It will feel wet when taken out of the oven but will crisp-en up as it cools. I recommend baking for 20-25 minutes.
Let the granola cool completely before breaking it up into clusters. The cooling process may take 15-30 minutes. To make the granola cool faster you can grab the ends of the parchment paper and move the granola to the counter top.
Storing and Serving Paleo Granola
Make sure granola is completely cooled before placing it in an airtight container. Store it in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month. You can store for longer, however since this homemade granola is made without preservatives, it may get soggy.
You can also freeze the granola by placing it in a freezer safe bag.
This gluten free granola is delicious when served with a dairy-free or coconut yogurt (obsessed with COCOYO living coconut yogurt). You can also eat it as a cereal with your favorite nut milk, put it on top of smoothie bowls, or mix it in with chia seed pudding.
This homemade Paleo granola is easy to make with just a 5 minute prep time! It’s packed with sweet, crunchy clusters that are healthy and extremely addicting! The perfect pantry staple to eat by the handful or in a bowl filled with your favorite yogurt or nut milk. Grain free, oat free, and refined sugar free too!
Scoop the granola onto the baking sheet and spread it out evenly. Use a spoon or spatula to press it into the pan if it is clumpy. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and transfer to the counter top. (The granola will feel wet when taken out of the oven, but will dry as it cools.) Let the granola cool until it reaches room temperature, about 15-20 minutes. Break the granola up with your hands into your preferred size clusters. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.