Coconut Oil Paleo Granola Recipe
This coconut oil paleo granola recipe will welcome a sweet treat back into your life. Don’t worry, it won’t compromise your healthy, clean-eating paleo lifestyle.
How to Make Paleo Granola
You may be wondering why traditional granola would be off-limits if you’re following the paleo diet. After all, it’s long been associated with healthy living.
Unfortunately, granola as you know it has some major problems from a nutrition standpoint. First, it’s a grain-based concoction. Typically made from oats, it’s definitely at odds with paleo.
Second, and no less troubling, is that granola is typically full of sweeteners, whether that be sugar, corn syrup, or some other variety that will spike your blood sugar.
So how does one take a grain-based snack and transform it into a paleo delight? It’s simple – I used mixed nuts.
Mixed nuts are great for a couple of reasons. First, I enjoy the variety of taste that a mix provides. Second, by mixing different kinds of nuts you benefit from the nutrients in each.
Not all nuts are created equal. Some may have more fiber, while others may be a great source of vitamin E. Mixing gives you the best of both worlds.
The raisins and honey in this granola recipe are a great way to add sweetness and energy without falling back on sugar. If you make an effort, there are lots of ways you can modify your recipes to cut back on processed foods and sugar.
How to Eat This Paleo Granola
How do I eat paleo granola? Let me count the ways.
- Take it to work as a snack
- Pack it for a flight or train travel
- Eat it with fruit
- Eat it with almond milk
- Keep it in your purse or bag for snack emergencies
- Make some to keep around the house
- Serve it to kids as a snack (if there are no nut allergies)
- Bring it with you for an on-the-go breakfast
Another Paleo Breakfast Idea
I love this gluten-free paleo granola for breakfast, but I also like to keep other options handy. Smoothie bowls are becoming one of my favorite breakfast options.
If you haven’t tried them yet, it’s way past time. They are a delight. Here is how you make them.
- 10.5 oz (300 g) mixed nuts, roughly crushed
- 2 oz (60 g) mixed seeds
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) coconut oil, melted
- 2 oz (60 g) raisins
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Mix together the crushed nuts and seeds and mix with the melted coconut oil and honey.
- Lay a large piece of parchment paper over a baking tray and spread the nuts and seeds over the tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Then add in the raisins and stir well.
- Bake for another 10 minutes until golden.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 422
- Sugar: 14 g
- Fat: 36 g
- Carbohydrates: 26 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 10 g