Easy Paleo Granola

Here's my no bake paleo granola recipe that only takes 10 minutes make and tastes fantastic. This homemade granola is gluten free, grain free, loaded with nuts and seeds, and incredibly easy to make.

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Did you see Dessi’s video for this no bake paleo granola recipe on the FlavCity YouTube channel? Send her a message if you want to see more of her! I get so excited when she makes this homemade granola. It tastes great and is the perfect snack or topping for my breakfast bowl. The granola is gluten free, made in one pan, and only takes 10 minutes.

Make sure to also check out Dessi’s carrot cake cupcakes and her almond milk recipe.

How To Make Homemade Paleo Granola

To make this paleo granola recipe, preheat a large pan over medium-low heat with 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil. You can also use ghee or avocado oil for this recipe. Add the almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the pan and cook until slightly browned. It’s best to use raw nuts for this granola recipe.

After the nuts have browned, add the unrefined salt, cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the maple syrup, unsweetened coconut flakes, and cook another minute. Dessi used agave nectar in the video, but we are moving away from that because it’s quite high in fructose, same levels as white sugar. That blocks the insulin receptors in your body which can lead to diabetes.

Allow the paleo granola to cool down and store it at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 weeks on the counter.

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Paleo no bake granola recipe

Is Granola Gluten Free?

Most all granola recipes are gluten free, but they usually contain oats. Oats are grains, therefore they are not paleo compliant, but you may also have issues digesting them if you are gluten intolerant. Both Dessi and I tested intolerant to oats. When we eat them our stomachs get heavy and bloated, and we feel tired. For this reason, I highly recommend staying away from granola recipes with oats.

Stick with granola recipes that are paleo approved like this one, or buy paleo granola at the store.

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No bake granola recipe

How Do I Make Keto Granola?

This homemade granola can easily be made keto by substituting the maple syrup with monk fruit sweetener or keto maple syrup. Use 2-3 teaspoons of monk fruit sweetener or 1/4 cup of keto maple syrup. Here are the macros for this granola recipe using a keto sweetener.

Macros per ¼ cup serving, recipe makes about 12 servings:

  • 201 calories
  • 2.6 grams of net carbs
  • 5.8 grams of total carbs
  • 40 grams of fat
  • 5.7 grams of protein
  • 3.1 grams of fiber
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How to make homemade paleo granola

Make sure to check out more of Dessi’s recipes along with some breakfast ideas:


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easy granola recipe

Easy Paleo Granola Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, granola, paleo
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 219 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

Here's Dessi's no bake paleo granola recipe that's so tasty and easy to make. This homemade granola is gluten free and only takes 15 minutes to make in the pan.



  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil sub with butter or avocado oil
  • 1 cup of sliced raw almonds
  • ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
  • ½ cup chopped raw pecans
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup skip to keep it keto
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes


  1. Preheat a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat with the coconut oil. Add all the almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the nuts become lightly browned. Add the salt, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and cook for another minute. Add the agave nectar, coconut flakes, and cook for one more minute. Take off heat and check for seasoning, you may want a little more agave nectar. To make this recipe keto, add 1-2 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener or 1 teaspoons of stevia powder.
  2. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container on the counter for 2 weeks, if it lasts that long.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Macros per serving, recipe makes 12 servings:
219 calories(201 if using keto maple syrup or sweetener)
7 grams of net carbs(2.6 grams if using keto maple syrup or sweetener)
10.2 grams of total carbs(5.8 if using keto maple syrup or sweetener)
40 grams of fat
5.7 grams of protein
3.1 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Easy Paleo Granola Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Carbohydrates 10.2g3%
Fiber 3.1g13%
Protein 5.7g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 thoughts on “Easy Paleo Granola”

    1. I am excited for you to try them! With me, healthy isn’t good enough – it better taste good too! Keep on cookin’!

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