Easy 20-Minute Paleo Granola

4.97 from 31 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 cups


  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made a lot of homemade granola recipes over the years and this one is hands down the BEST!

  2. 5 stars
    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.