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Grain-Free Granola

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  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cup 1x
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Grain-Free Granola is excellent on parfaits, drenched with cold milk, and on its own as a snack. This recipe is also very flexible to accommodate the nut and seed combination of your preference.


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut, finely shredded
  • 1 cup almonds, slivered or sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened currants, blueberries, or raisins (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup nut or sun butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 C) and line an XL baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix by hand until well-distributed.
  3. Add the nut or sun butter, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla and stir until fully-combined. If your honey or nut butter is super firm, it helps to melt slightly prior to mixing for even dispersion.
  4. Transfer mixture to your sheet tray and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes, turning the granola slightly with a wooden spoon or spatula halfway through. Once the granola has hit the 25 minute mark, check your oven in 5-minute increments as the nuts burn easily. Your granola should deepen in color slightly as the nuts toast, especially around the edges, but should not turn black.
  6. Allow to cool fully. The mixture should break up into chunks nicely when you transfer it to an airtight container and should keep for several weeks when stored in a cool, dry place.


Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.

You can xperiment with different nuts and seeds from those listed - These are just our favorites. We also love to add a handful or two of dried fruit such as raisins, blueberries, or currants.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 420
  • Sugar: 22 g
  • Sodium: 174 mg
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 9 g