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Paleo Granola (Gluten-free. Grain-free. Dairy-free)

Paleo Granola (Gluten-free. Grain-free. Dairy-free)

Crispy, sweet, and pleasing is what so many of us crave at certain times in a day. Because it is so nutrient-dense, my paleo, Grain-free Granola just so happens to be the answer to help satisfy that craving, helping us to avoid a junk food binge or a tempting fast-food run.

Another great thing is, this recipe is about as simple as simple can get. Its a super quick preparation of ingredients, and 10-15 minutes in the oven. I added chopped dried fruits (apricots and peaches), and seeds (pumpkin and sunflower) to give it a rich flavor and nutrient boost.

All in all, my Grain-free Granola is delicious! It's one of those enjoyable snack foods that's the perfect nibble to take to work, to enjoy as a post-workout snack, and to make as a gift.


This recipe makes a little over 2 cups

This recipe takes less than 25 minutes to make

 

This recipe is:

  • gluten-free
  • grain-free
  • dairy-free
  • soy-free
  • legume-free
  • refined sugar-free 

 

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me #purefreshdaily so I can feature you in my IG stories!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of coconut flakes (or shredded coconut)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite seeds, and/or nuts
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite dried fruits, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or palm shortening, melted
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract or vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt

Also, 1/4 cups of melted chocolate chips for drizzling

 

How To

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir well to thoroughly combine. Arrange granola on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden in color. 
  3. Remove granola from the oven. Drizzle with chocolate if desired. Cut into squares. Allow to cool down. 
  4. Granola will keep up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container.

 

Add-in Options

  • chia seed
  • hemp seed
  • walnuts
  • slivered almonds
  • dried fruit