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Grain-Free Granola

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


This Grain-Free Granola recipe is easy to make, full of great flavor, and it’s naturally completely gluten- and grain-free (and can also be made vegan).


  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup raw Brazil nuts*, chopped
  • 1 cup shelled raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey** or pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almonds, coconut, pecans, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, water, and almond extract.  Add the wet ingredients to the nut mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring halfway through.  Remove the granola from the oven and stir in the dried apricots and cherries.
  5. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes before serving.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


*If you can’t find Brazil nuts, feel free to substitute an extra cup of pecans instead.

**If making this recipe vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey.

This recipe has been reprinted with permission from Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body by Amie Valpone.