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Gold spoon in a bowl of our Simple Grain-Free Granola recipe
4.91 from 63 votes

Simple Grain-Free Granola

30-minute grain-free granola packed with seeds, nuts, and coconut. It's naturally sweetened! Vegan, gluten-free, and the perfect healthy, protein-rich breakfast or snack!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 20 (1/4-cup servings)
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 3 months
Does it keep? 3-4 Weeks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake
  • 2 cups slivered raw almonds (slivered almonds do best here)
  • 1 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut, cane, or muscavado sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1/3 scant cup maple syrup (or sub agave or honey if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries (optional // or other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, nuts, chia seeds, flax seed, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the coconut oil and maple syrup and pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet (may require two depending on size) and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, add dried blueberries and roasted sunflower seeds, and stir.
  5. Increase heat to 340 degrees F (171 C) and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
  6. The coconut oil will help this granola crisp up nicely, but be sure to watch it carefully as it browns quickly.
  7. Once the granola is visibly browned and done cooking (about 27 minutes total for me), remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in a container with an air-tight seal, and it should keep for a few weeks.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with coconut oil, coconut sugar, and without optional ingredients.
*Recipe makes ~5 cups granola.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 20 quarter-cup servings)