Easy 20-Minute Paleo Granola
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup pecans
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes (I prefer dessicated coconut)
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 3 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a food processor, pulse only the nuts + seeds one to two times, or enough to chop just slightly. You can also use a cutting board & knife instead and give a good chop of the nuts + seeds before tossing them in a big bowl.
Combine with melted coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, arrowroot starch, coconut flakes, cinnamon and sea salt. Toss together until thoroughly combined then pour mixture over a parchment paper covered baking sheet, making sure not to spread out completely (bigger chunks of granola = better).
Bake for 12-15 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes.
*Do not break up the granola* -- once cooled, immediately transfer to freezer for 15 minutes to allow coconut oil to harden and chunks to form. Once chilled, remove, break granola into chunks/pieces, then transfer to air-tight container.
Mixture will keep fresh in the fridge for several weeks.
Can use granola as cereal with almond milk, fresh organic berries and cinnamon, or as a snack throughout the day 🙂 Enjoy!
Feel free to substitute cornstarch for arrowroot starch or leave out entirely.
what I used to make this recipe
Coconut oil is missing from ingredients list… how much?
Rachael Devaux says
Oops– just added it/adjusted the recipe 🙂 Thank you for the heads up! Enjoy!
Do you think it would work just as well with avocado oil? I don’t have coconut oil.
Would also love to know the answer to this as I am allergic to coconut! 🙂
BEST RECIPE EVER! I have to restrain myself from eating the whole batch as soon as it comes out of the oven. Hands down, this is better than any granola I’ve bought.Thank you!!!
My batch didn’t get crispy/crunchy. What did I do wrong? Flavor is great!
Helen Scoville says
Mine didn’t either? Wondering what I did wrong?
Did you make sure to put it in the freezer once it cooled on the tray post-oven?? xx
Elizabeth Bruun says
What can I substitute for the arrowhead starch? Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Same question!! What does the arrowroot starch do?
HOLY MOLY! This recipe is the BOMB DOT COM! When it’s about finished, the aroma in the kitchen is amazing, and when you take it out it smells like French toast. It goes beyond all expectations. My only wish is that I had this in my life sooner!! Haha
Also curious how you can substitute arrow starch – any recommendation is appreciated!
For everyone asking – arrowroot starch is a substitute for corn starch. It has more protein than corn starch but works the same as a thickener. BTW, this granola is so much healthier than anything you can buy in the store and it’s so easy to make. Thank you for creating it and sharing it with us!
So Good! Love it and it smells amazing! Thank you for sharing!
I love this recipe and I tried to make it last and a week later it is gone. I tried adding cacoa powder to it to make it chocolately 2nd time around and it burnt a little. I wonder what I did wrong?
I’ve made this granola three times including this week for my meal prep. Today I had it with chia seed pudding and organic strawberries- so delicious!! It’s such an easy granola to make and it’s sooo good. I love how easy it to make the big chunks too. I didn’t have macadamia nuts so I subbed cashews. Can’t wait to enjoy it the rest of the week!
That sounds so good 😊
I love this!!! I have made it twice now and this time I added a few dates! So good.
This granola is the best I’ve ever made! I’ve tried several different recipes, but this one is by far the easiest, healthiest, and tastiest. Thank you for the awesome recipe and inspiration to eat wholesome foods!
This granola recipe is now a weekly staple in our home! It is REALLY good. I don’t add arrowroot starch or syrup, and it’s still delicious with a perfect chunky granola texture. In the absence of the starch, I just leave the batch in the freezer for about 30 min to an hour after it cools off from the oven. I have had no problems with the granola forming chunks this way. Thanks for an awesome, healthy snack!
Haley Johnson says
How important are the hemp seeds? I couldn’t find them anywhere, so I’m hoping the granola will stay together without it. Can’t wait to make this week!
Looking forward to making this recipe. Do you typically use unroasted/unsalted nuts to start off with?
Fantastic granola. Made yesterday and it’s almost gone.
Best homemade granola that I have had in a really long time! Make a few tweaks & added oats but will 100% be making again 🙂
Rachael Devaux says
Awww! This makes me so happy– glad you love 🙂 xx Rachael
Lisa Bradl says
Any idea what the calorie count is? I track my food intake.. TIA!
Do we add quick oats as well?
This is so good, i just made it today, did not have macadamia nuts and only used 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and it was delicious.
Can I substitute the coconut oil?
really good! thank you
Absolutely love your recipe! I make a fresh batch every week, it’s addicting!!! Thank you for such a great and easy granola recipe 🙂
This is the perfect snack! i make it every week! Thank you!!
I have made this so many times, best granola recipe out there!!!
Rachael Devaux says
Aw, thanks Camille that means a lot! 🙂 xx Rachael
I just made for the first time! BEST granola out there. I’m so sad I never made this earlier after seeing you top your smoothies with it. Makes the kitchen smell amazing as well! 😉
I’ve made this granola several times and it’s so delicious and easy to store! Make sure to use a food processor/blender at a low speed or chop by hand to get the best texture. It easily works with whatever nuts and seeds you may have on hand by swapping and following listed amounts. I’ve made it with less maple syrup than recommended and it still turned out great. I highly recommend it!
Could you sub Almond Flour or Ground Flax Seed for the arrowroot?
DAMN this recipe is amazing!!! I actually don’t like oats in my granola, so I have never been into making it myself, but this recipe is absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of sweetness and satiation from the coconut oil. SO GOOD!
Coconut flakes or desiccated coconut? They are 2 different things…
Rachael Devaux says
Hey Maddy! It’s whatever you want/prefer 🙂 Both work. xx Rachael
Daisy Smith says
Love this granola! This has become a staple at my house! I even have given it as a gift and everyone loves it!!!
I make a double batch at least once a month. Simply amazing and delicious.
My husband and I love this granola! It’s great on oats, yogurt, and even on its own!
Hands down, the best granola recipe ever. Truly! I’ve never made something I didn’t love.
Temple Zenoni says
This stuff is amazing! I got so obsessed with it I was making it weekly and had to slow myself down! The cinnamon flavor was amazing and it wasn’t too sweet. I’d eat it with yogurt and fruit or almond milk. Even plain it is so so good!
v easy to make and tastes incredible!
Best recipe for granola. So easy and delish.
I literally cannot stop eating it, I’m out of control😩 How is this better than any granola I’ve ever bought?? Seriously so good!! This will never not be a staple in my fridge.
So delicious! Such an incredible alternative to store-bought!
This granola is seriously the best! I’m so obsessed! Way better than anything store bought. I’ve tried with and without maple syrup and both ways is so delish. Great substitute for cereal, really great for crunch on a smoothie or just dry.
This stuff is SO GOOD! Amazing on its own or as a topping for chia pudding, smoothie bowls, yogurt or just about anything else. Even my husband loves it. I have to make a double batch any time I make it or I won’t get any. Haha!
Best Granola. Perfect amount of sweetness and it’s so versatile. Stays in chunks without the starch added And it comes together SO FAST. Perfect meal prep. I’ll never buy granola again. I’ve made so many different granolas and this is The best
So delicious!! Made one batch and it was gone within 2 days! So yummy even without the maple syrup! Absolutely love it!
I honestly make this granola every week! I have celiac and finding a good quality zero gluten and low sugar granola is challenging. Not only is this granola gluten free and grain free,but super DELICIOUS!!!! If you have not tried this granola, what are you waiting for!!! Go make it!
I’ve made it a few times and LOVE LOVE it!!
Thank you for this recipe!!
Love!! & so easy to make…definitely a favorite around here:))
This stuff is the equivalent of healthy crack! I didn’t have all of the exact ingredients, so I just used the nuts that I had in my pantry (almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts) and added chia seeds instead of hemp hearts and it was absolutely fantastic! I had to hide it in the back of my fridge so I wouldn’t eat it all in one sitting. It’s delightful with coconut milk and fresh blueberries too. Gotta make another batch!
I have recently developed an intolerance to coconut so I tried this recipe without the flakes and subbed avocado oil. It does not harden into shards like Rachel’s version with coconut oil, but it is still tasty!
After the freeezer, I broke the pieces up and put in the refrigerator. Mine was greasy from the coconut oil! does yours do that, leave you with a greasy hand if you are just munching it by itself say on a napkin???
Nice ..Any substitute for arrowroot starch?
Rachael Devaux says
You can substitute cornstarch or leave out entirely!
Katelyn G says
This is absolutely fantastic! Super quick to make! Added sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds. No hemp hearts either. Will definitely be making again!
What are the macros and serving size for the granolas?
Nicole Santos says
I’ve made this many times and it’s my favorite homemade granola hands down!! So easy and delicious!
This is soooo good! It’s addicting! I’ve made a double batch three weeks in a row thinking it’ll last a couple of weeks, nope! My teenage son loves it too so it goes quick around here.
Rachael Devaux says
Need to make another batch ASAP 🙂 xx Rachael
I’ve made a lot of homemade granola recipes over the years and this one is hands down the BEST!