Easy Grain Free Granola [Vegan & Gluten Free]

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because I seriously can’t stop eating it. As much as I love love love my carbs (pass me the crackers please) I like finding easy & delicious ways to incorporate more fat and protein into my diet. While I love topping my yogurt with something sweet and crunchy, traditional granola doesn’t always keep me full. This granola is loaded with healthy fats and protein so it’ll keep you satisfied. It’s also super easy to make. Bonus.

grain free granola

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Easy Grain Free Granola [Vegan & Gluten Free]
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup (or agave, or coconut sugar, if paleo)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 300.
  2. In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. (If it's already melted, you can skip this step!)
  3. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. In a larger mixing bowl, combine the coconut and almonds.
  5. Drizzle with coconut oil mixture, and stir to coat.
  6. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray.
  7. Spread out the granola in a single layer or leave it a little chunky if you like clumps in your granola.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the coconut begins to brown.
  9. Let it cool and store in an air tight container.

paleo granola recipe

I’m trying to clean up my eats this week since Thanksgiving (well, let’s be honest, the week) involved quite a few cookies & glasses of wine. This granola will be making an appearance on my morning yogurt! Nothing like a delicious recipe to jump back on the healthy bandwagon!

This grain free granola recipe is paleo & vegan. It's packed with protein and healthy fats and it's SO easy to make!

What’s the best thing you ate over the weekend?

Linking up with healthy vegan friday.


  1. I definitely ate a little bit of everything – my favorite was my mom’s pumpkin pie though. Soo good. I’m kicking off Monday with healthy food as well and probably a lot of hot lemon tea! #detox

  2. Anything full of coconut crunch will never be bad ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Crunchy coconut is SO goodl!
    We had 3 thanksgiving feast so I definitely had my fair share of fun, but now I am all about the veggies.

  4. So excited that I have all the ingredients to make this!

  5. I love all the healthy fats you incorporated in this granola–def will help stave off hunger pains

  6. I need to clean up my act this week, too! I didn’t actually have much in the sweets department, but I overdid it with the festive drinks- mimosas, rum-spiked cider, etc.

  7. LOVE this idea!! I’m not always the biggest granola eater, but love to add crunch to my different cereals or yogurt bowls. This sounds like an equally satisfying, yet light in the tummy addition I can make. And I have a bag of large coconut flakes that I’ve been looking to use! Thanks!!

  8. I literally just posted a granola recipe as well!!
    I love the simplicity of this recipe. It sounds perfectly crunchy too, which is my favorite part of granola! Coconut flakes are such a terrific idea for granola.

  9. Perfect timing for this as I try to limit all grains (not just be GF for celiacs) – I’ll be trying it with peanuts since I have a tree nut allergy too ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oooh I think I even have a bag of shredded coconut at home right now! I ate so many good things over the weekend but Mom’s stuffing is ALWAYS the best.

  11. Anytime some coconut is thrown into a recipe, I’m game!

  12. this is the most simple grain-free granola recipe I’ve ever seen and i love it! they usually contain 1000 different types of nuts and seeds so i love that you kept the ingredient list short and sweet!

  13. Best thing I made over the weekend: turkey! I made my very first turkey and it turned out so well. Sage = the best!

  14. Ohh my! This looks great! The best thing I ate this weekend was…sugar. Just sugar. Too much, oye!

  15. Wow love this! So simple and perfect. It sounds like a deconstructed version of the coconut almond kind bar!

  16. That sounds so good, especially with the coconut!


  17. Gorgeous granola Liz, this has all the delicious treats I sneak out of the regular granola… Yum!

  18. Uh, this looks amazing! I love crunchy coconut very much. I must try it on next holiday.

  19. I’m always somewhat intimidated to make my own granola but reading your post makes it seem SO EASY. Also, I’m obsessed with coconut chips right now, and crunch. I’m thinking they would have to make an appearance. The best thing I ate over the weekend — probably a pumpkin/vanilla yogurt cream cheese dip!

  20. That looks soo tasty! I imagine it would be good as a granola topping on oats or even muffins. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I just made this with maple syrup (FODMAP friendly). It was DIVINE! Hardly made it in the oven because I could not stop eating it!

  22. I have got to try this. I’m in the same boat with regular granola and this is all my favorite foods!! When healthy tastes this good there are no excuses!!

  23. I love this grain free granola! It looks so crisp and crunchy <3 this is now on my list of things to make!

  24. This sounds super delicious! It would be a perfect holiday gift too! I definitely need to get back on that healthy band wagon… I have definitely strayed since Thanksgiving.
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays, I’m featuring it this week. And I’m pinning this!

  25. Sounds delicious. I am a veggie but not fully vegan but always appreciate good vegan stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Iโ€™m not always the biggest granola eater, but love to add crunch to my different cereals or yogurt bowls. This sounds like an equally satisfying, yet light in the tummy addition I can make. And I have a bag of large coconut flakes that Iโ€™ve been looking to use! Thanks Liz!!

  27. Beautiful! These look and sound delicious!


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