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Nutty Paleo Granola

Want to know a secret? We rarely buy granola because we have zero self control. Zero. We start with a modest sprinkle for added crunch, then usually double that sprinkle, then generously triple it. Do we stop there? Nah. Then we have to pop a few pieces into our mouths to ‘taste test’, and are finally end up shoving it directly into our mouths by the fist-full like movie theater popcorn. No shame, guys. Suddenly, in a day or two, the entire Costco-sized bag intended for a family is gone and the sadness sits in because we are out of granola and it was supposed to last a week or two. A vicious cycle, as this happens every single time. Fair warning: this recipe is going to make you do the same, because it is so delicious.

Granola is a wonderful snack, and is great as a standalone or add on to most things we make for breakfast. This particular granola has a sweet flavor, and a wonderful crunch factor. It is a great fall recipe, as the pumpkin seeds are a seasonal favorite, but this can truly be made any time of year!

nuts in blender - be sure to pulse slowly
decorative mason jars make gifting paleo granola easy

Nutty Paleo Granola

Keyword: granola bars, paleo
Servings: 16
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325° and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray. 
  • In a food processor, pulse together almonds, pecans, cashews, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds a few times, enough to chop just slightly. Stir in coconut flakes.  

  • In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.
  • Pour wet mixture over nuts and seeds and toss to coat. Spread granola on prepared baking sheet in an even layer. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and nuts are toasted. 
  • Let cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container. 

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yield: 16 Servings 
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250, Total Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 158mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Sugars: 5g, Protein: 5g  
beautiful paleo granola that is equal parts crunch and sweet
nutty homemade paleo granola
paleo granola filled with cashes, pecans and nuts
homemade granola rich in cashews and almonds that is paleo

We would love to hear from you! Please let us know if you try this recipe in the comments below, or just leave a message to chat!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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