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Paleo Granola Crunch

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As the summer heat sets in, finding the perfect snack that is both satisfying and nutritious becomes essential. This paleo granola crunch recipe is a fantastic option for those looking for a grain-free, crunchy treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Let’s explore the benefits of this granola and some tips to make it just right.

Benefits of Paleo Granola

Paleo granola is a wonderful alternative to traditional granola for those following a grain-free or low-carb diet. It’s packed with nuts, seeds, and natural sweeteners, providing a healthy dose of protein, healthy fats, and fibre. Here are some key benefits:

Nutrient-Dense Ingredients: This granola is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds. These ingredients are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which support overall health and wellness.

Healthy Fats: Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats, which are essential for brain health, hormone balance, and maintaining healthy skin. They also help keep you full and satisfied longer.

Natural Sweeteners: Using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead of refined sugars ensures that your granola has a lower glycemic index, preventing spikes in blood sugar levels.

Tips for Making the Best Paleo Granola

Creating the perfect paleo granola requires attention to detail, especially during the baking process. Here are some tips to ensure your granola turns out perfectly every time:

  1. Watch the Baking Time: The key to achieving that fantastic crunch is to bake the granola until it’s golden brown. However, it’s crucial to keep a close eye on it towards the end of the baking time to avoid burning. Stirring occasionally helps to ensure even baking.
  2. Customise with Your Favourite Ingredients: One of the best things about making granola is the ability to customise it to your taste. You can add dried fruits like cranberries or blueberries for a touch of sweetness or keep it simple with just nuts and seeds. Fresh berries can be added to the finished granola for an extra burst of flavour.
  3. Store Properly: To maintain its crunchiness, store your granola in an airtight container. This will keep it fresh and ready to enjoy for several weeks.

Versatility of Paleo Granola

Paleo granola is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in numerous ways:

Breakfast: Start your day with a bowl of granola topped with coconut milk or almond milk. For a special treat, try it with chocolate almond milk, which adds a delicious twist.

Snack: Grab a handful of granola for a quick and nutritious snack on the go. It’s perfect for busy days when you need a boost of energy.

Dessert: Sprinkle granola over your favourite yoghurt or fruit for a delightful dessert. The crunchiness of the granola pairs wonderfully with creamy textures.

A Perfect Recipe for Any Occasion

Whether you’re enjoying a lazy summer morning or need a quick snack during a busy day, this paleo granola is a fantastic choice. Its crunchy texture and rich flavour make it a favourite for both adults and kids. Plus, it’s a great way to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into your diet without compromising on taste.

This grain-free granola recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make. With its versatile nature and health benefits, it’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So, take a break from the heat, whip up a batch of this delightful granola, and enjoy a crunchy, satisfying snack that’s perfect for any occasion.

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Paleo Granola Crunch

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is be crunchiest best grain-free granola I've had. While you can douse this granola in either coconut milk or almond milk, chocolate almond milk is actually our family's preference. Topped with fresh berries, this is my favorite non-egg breakfast. And maybe my favorite late-night snack.


  • 1 cup Almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/3 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/2 cup Dried Fruit, I use blueberries, optional
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Raw Honey
  • Fresh berries, for serving
  • Non-Dairy Milk, coconut, almond, hemp, etc, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed 13x18 baking sheet with parchment paper or a properly-sized silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients except honey in a large bowl. Stir to evenly combine everything.
  3. Add the honey to the nut mixture. Evenly stir it all in, coating everything evenly.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to scrape everything out, the hemp hearts tend to stick to the bowl and spoon and you don't want to waste those little guys.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-20 minutes, stirring once or twice after 10 minutes. Check periodically after 10 minutes to make sure it's not burning. My oven's sweet spot is 16-17 minutes, stirring twice after the 10 minute mark. You'll notice the granola is an overall rich, golden color when it's done.
  6. Remove from oven, stir, and let cool completely on a wire rack. It will harden as it cools. Break up into bite-size pieces and store in an airtight container for up to one week to preserve the crunchiness.
  7. Serve with fresh berries and non-dairy milk. Chocolate almond milk is our favorite.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 678Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 3mgSodium 411mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 10gSugar 39gProtein 16g

Nutrition is calculated by a third party and may not be 100% accurate

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Wednesday 10th of January 2018

What is a serving size? I notice it has nutrition information per serving size, but can't find where a serving size is mentioned. Thanks!


Thursday 14th of January 2016

This is so good I never had dried blue berries until now I've been looking for a really good granola this is it thank you so much this will be a regular for me:)

Jen C

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

This sounds awesome. I can't wait to try it. I was wondering if it's something that can be frozen if made in a big batch?


Sunday 1st of February 2015

I am making this now (without the hemp hearts because I don't have any) and it's already a new favorite. It tastes so good it almost didn't make it in the oven! Thank you!!


Wednesday 7th of January 2015

This is the best paleo granolaour family has ever had! Yum!

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