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Paleo granola with honey on top.
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Crispy Paleo Granola

by: claire cary

This paleo granola is crispy, grain free, full of protein & fiber and low in sugar. It's a healthy snack that's perfect over yogurt, chia pudding or on top of a smoothie bowl.
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 1 ¼ cups walnuts can sub pecans
  • 1 ½ cup sliced almonds not whole or slivered ideally
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup coconut flakes not shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • cup maple syrup*
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or other dried fruit


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the walnuts to a food processor and pulse a few times to break up. DOn't skip this step! It's important for the texture of the granola and it'll be used to replace grains that are typically found in granola
  • Add in the sliced almonds and pulse a few more times. You don't want to completely blend these nuts, but you just want them finely chopped since this is what will replace oats in traditional granola.
  • Transfer to a bowl with all remaining ingredients aside from the cranberries.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, mix with a spoon, then bake an additional 10-20 minutes or until golden brown. It will continue to crisp as it cools, but when you take it out it should be fairly crispy. You can always turn the oven off and let the granola sit in the off oven to get really crispy.
  • Remove from the oven, toss in the cranberries and let cool completely. Transfer to an air tight container for storing.


You can sub the maple syrup with honey, but you might need an extra tablespoon of coconut oil since honey is a bit thicker than maple syrup.
You can swap in some sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, honey, or a sugar free maple syrup for a keto option. Feel free to play around and find what you like!
If you don't have a food processor, just chop the walnuts/almonds with a knife or add to a zip lock bag and smash them with a heavy object, I usually use a meat tenderizer. 
Serving: 0.5cup / Calories: 342kcal / Carbohydrates: 18g / Protein: 12g / Fat: 26g / Saturated Fat: 5g / Fiber: 8g / Sugar: 10g
Paleo granola with honey on top.

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