Instagram has added so many fun updates lately and despite the pain of algorithms, I still love it. One of the cool new features is the ability to do a poll on your stories. I asked my followers last week if they’d rather have this recipe first or the recipe for my Mocha Chocolate Keto Pudding. The votes were super close, but the pudding won. So I knew I needed to get this one up asap too for all those that voted for it.
Most granola recipes call for baking it, or all kinds of honey or maple syrup. If I can skip the baking step and make it keto while staying Paleo then I call that a win! I figured if you can use these ingredients to make fat bombs (aka snack bites that are loaded with healthy fats) then I could alter it slightly and make it into granola!
The awesome part is, just like so many of my recipes, you can customize it to your liking or what you have on hand. I have the options listed with the ingredients for ease of printing. Plus it whips up in less than ten minutes!
This granola is delicious served countless different ways. Pile it on yogurt, use it as cereal and just add milk, mix with coconut cream or whipped cream and some berries for a quick and healthy dessert, or just eat it by the handfuls as a snack.
Easy Paleo and Keto Granola
- 1 cup nuts (preferably raw, soaked, and sprouted)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (can use 2 cups nuts in lieu of this)
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup cacao nibs (or Lily’s stevia sweetened chips for Keto, or Enjoy Life chips for Paleo)
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts
- 1/4 coconut manna (also called coconut butter), softened
- 3 Tb coconut oil, melted
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- *optional – 1 tsp cinnamon
- *optional – 1/2 tsp monk fruit mixed with coconut oil until dissolved or 10 drops liquid stevia or 1 Tb maple syrup for Paleo version
- *optional – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a food processor, pulse the nuts, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and cacao nibs (do not pulse chocolate chips) just until broken up.
- In a medium bowl combine the melted coconut oil, coconut butter, any sweetener, spices, vanilla, and sea salt. Whisk until fully combined.
- Add the nut mixture, the hemp hearts and chocolate chips if using in place of cacao nibs to the coconut oil mixture. Stir well.
- Spread the mixture out on parchment paper to set. If you put it in a bowl to set it will harden into a block. Once set, store in the fridge if your home is warmer than 70°.