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Paleo Maple Granola Recipe

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Maple Granola ~ It’s Easier Than You Think!

I’m Carol Lovett from Ditch the Wheat and I am thrilled to be sharing a recipe from my new cookbook, The Grain-Free Snacker.  I have been a huge fan of Mommypotamus for a long time.  I finally got to meet my hero in July.  I’ve been living in Nashville for a few months and I was invited to see Heather’s farm and meet her family.  It was an epic adventure full of goat kisses and walks through a dream backyard.

Have you seen pictures of where they live? It’s paradise!  I was at their farm taking pictures of the goats and chickens for a future secret project.  Their mama goat was nibbling on my shorts, which was really funny, but you would have thought I had granola in my pocket.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would make granola.  It always seemed so intimidating to me.  I finally mustered up the courage to make some and realized it’s easy peasy.  Really you just take a bunch of nuts and seeds you enjoy and add some maple syrup, then add flavorings like vanilla and cinnamon.  The next step is to bake it and break it apart once it’s cool.  Try not to eat it all at once.  It’s very addicting!


Paleo Maple Granola


  • 1 cup almond slivers
  • 1 cup large coconut flakes
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, place the almond slivers, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pecans.

3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

Pour the sauce over the bowl of nuts and mix thoroughly.

4. Press the mixture into the pan.  It will resemble a large bar recipe.  Bake for 40 minutes.

5. Allow the granola to cool.  Once cooled, break it into pieces and add chocolate chips and/or dried fruit if desired.

Yield: 4 cups

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12 Responses to Paleo Maple Granola Recipe

  1. Melody says:

    Making this today!

  2. Mary says:

    This looks delicious, I need to try it!

  3. Alison says:

    This granola is super easy to make and really addicting!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lisa says:

    My house smelled heavenly, until it didn’t. I’d watch this very closely! 20 minutes was too long for my batch, unfortunately.

  5. Kylee says:

    Second time making this and it is fabulous! I did turn the temp down to 300 and it was perfect.

  6. Sara says:

    We have made this recipe several times over the last two months. It’s delicious!! I agree though that 40 minutes is too long. I burnt my very first batch to a crisp. :( We have settled around 30 minutes at 325. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  7. Liz says:

    Made this today, I substituted pine nuts for the sunflower seeds and it turned out great. Crunchy and sweet.

  8. Erin says:

    Would it be advised to soak the nuts first, or don’t you bother?

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