This quick and easy cranberry walnut paleo granola is crunchy and naturally sweet - a perfect gluten-free, paleo breakfast or snack.
This easy cranberry walnut granola is crunchy and sweet with a hint of tartness from the cranberries - everything you want in a granola and perfect for a paleo breakfast or snack.
What makes this granola paleo? Not using any oats or other grains. And not loading it up with brown sugar or other refined sweeteners. Unlike traditional granola or muesli, this paleo cereal recipe is grain-free and refined sugar-free. Nuts, seeds, and coconut replace the grains and it is sweetened with just a touch of honey or maple syrup and a little dried fruit.
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This granola is one of my favorite recipes. The recipe is so simple you can make it for breakfast on the weekend and have it ready to grab and go all week. Homemade paleo granola takes less than 30 minutes start to finish for a big batch. It's perfect for meal prep - just pack in single serve containers (like these plastic-free bags) for portable paleo snacks.
And you can change up the flavors depending on what you have on hand. Cranberry and walnut is a classic combination I made with the ingredients I had in the pantry - dried cranberries (sweetened with apple juice) walnut halves, slivered almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, and coconut oil. I think hazelnut apricot or pistachio date might be next flavor I try. I've already done variations with cinnamon and raisins, dried blueberries, and dried cherries.
This granola makes a healthy gluten-free cereal alternative with almond milk, homemade cashew milk, or your favorite dairy-free milk. I also love it sprinkled on top of coconut milk yogurt, applesauce, or on its own straight out of the jar. I love to grab a handful when I'm looking for something crunchy to snack on.
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Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine nuts, seeds, coconut and salt in large bowl.
- Add coconut oil and honey and mix until well combined.
- Bake on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or prepared with cooking spray) for 18 - 20 minutes, until just lightly browned.
- Add the dried cranberries and toss to combine. Cool completely before serving.
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