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

Servings 16
Calories 250 kcal


  • 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


  • 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. 


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  
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Amanda and Christina


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