Cereal is such a convenient breakfast option but traditional cereals that aren’t loaded with sugar, gluten, and additives are few and far between. Store-bought granolas are no different, usually containing plenty of refined sugar, plus oats and other grains.
But really, why bother hunting high and low for a paleo granola that will cost you a small fortune, when it’s so simple to make? There are literally hundreds of recipes to choose from, many with different flavors and different types of ingredients to suit your tastes. Most are a case of a little chopping and measuring, and throwing in the oven for 20 minutes or so.
Plus, granola keeps so well, often up to a month if it’s well-sealed (or freeze it for an even longer shelf-life). What are you waiting for?
We can’t believe this recipe doesn’t contain any grains. It’s a great snack for providing a quick protein hit or a quick and easy, no-cook breakfast option. It stores well and you can create different flavors by adding different spices.
If your favorite things about granola are the lovely, crunchy clusters, this is the recipe for you. Unlike many granola recipes, this one suggests using egg whites for binding, which have got to play a big part in the cluster-making!
Perfect for the sweet cereal addict, this fruit and nut loaded granola is sweet as pie. There’s quite a large variety of ingredients here so there’s room to switch items out as you choose. Grab and handful and eat dry, or serve with coconut or almond milk/yoghurt!
Yes, of course we were always going to include at least one for the chocoholics out there! This one’s probably best left off the breakfast menu and just snacked on as a treat, but there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, who said granola was only for breakfast?
This sweet treat substitutes dates for sugar and is baked in yummy coconut oil. Full of lots of scrummy, crunchy goodness, this is a perfect breakfast cereal or mid-afternoon snack. Let’s get baking!
This rich, fruity recipe has everything – dried fruit (of your choice), two different types of nuts, pumpkin seeds, and coconut flakes. All sweetened with some good dollops of honey and maple syrup. Mm, nice!
Sweet and salty…that’s a new one for granola! Yet, it works! The secret ingredient? You guessed it…salt. Pretty simple really. And this is another recipe that achieves those gorgeous granola clusters that we love.
A sweet and crunchy granola, this recipe is full of delicious, flavorful spices and crunchy nuts and seeds, including, unusually, sesame seeds. The author offers some great tips for snack ideas and substituting ingredients too.
In case you hadn’t guessed, the base ingredients for this granola recipe are cranberries and walnuts, which are complemented nicely by almonds and pepitas. The author recommends eating it alone or with a dollop of apple sauce – yum!
An easy-to-make recipe, this granola is exactly as described – crunchy. Just as granola should be! It’s full of protein in the form of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds, and gets its sweetness from raw honey. Delicious.
The tropical feel of this granola comes from the addition of fresh pineapple, which can’t help but remind you of sipping cocktails on the beach! The added orange juice just adds to that, and the two provide a healthy dose of sweetness to the recipe.
The only thing better than a handful of granola is granola that can be eaten one-handed, on-the-go. And that’s why granola bars are awesome. This flavorful recipes mixes sweet cherries with mild coconut – the perfect taste combination.
Yes, pumpkin granola. No, not just pumpkin seeds. This recipe actually uses pureed pumpkin (or butternut squash or sweet potato)…and it works! Tinned or freshly cooked – it’s your choice. So not only do you get all of the goodness of normal granola, but you get some added veggies too!
This recipe is quick and easy, and can be stored in the fridge for several weeks. What a time-saver! And you get a good dose of caffeine from the cacao nibs, perfect for early mornings, right? It’s healthy too, full of yummy nuts and seeds.
Love cinnamon? Well, here you go. A decent tablespoon of the stuff goes into this recipe. Plus, it’s another of those crunchy, clustery granolas that we love. The addition of almond butter provides a great taste and an extra hit of protein.
Now this sounds like our perfect candy bar! The chocolate is actually a healthy portion of cacao nibs plus some chocolate powder. What you’re left with is a very dark, chocolatey looking bowl of granola…what could be more appealing?
Mm, apple pie…anyone else missing that? There isn’t actually a huge amount of apple in this recipe, just half a cup of apple sauce (unsweetened, naturally). But when you combine that with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you really do get that apple pie taste. And that really can’t be beaten!
Okay, so we’d heard of granola bars, but granola cookies? Granola now sounds more appealing than ever, doesn’t it? This is a bit of a cheat, because it includes store-bought paleo granola, but it’s a cookie, and we just couldn’t leave it out.
If you’ve never tried dried banana in your granola, do it now. Soooo sweet and crunchy! It really adds something different to the recipe. It’s counteracted well with the savoury nuts and seeds so you don’t have to worry about it being too sweet either.
This isn’t one to miss if you love your food orangey! Not only is the juice of an orange added, but its rind too. The only nuts used are almonds so if you prefer seeds to nuts then you could really enjoy this.
As if granola wasn’t easy enough, it just got even simpler. These bars don’t even need to be baked. They’re still crunchy though, because of course they still include the key ingredient nuts. Few seeds though, unusually, except for the butter, but you could always add them if you think you’ll miss them too much!