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The BEST Paleo Granola

Yields16 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

This TERRIFIC paleo granola from is great for breakfast (now that I'm doing intermittent fasting I have no use for it) or a snack (I'm AT it!). You can even make it vegan. And it's infinitely cheaper (and much fresher) than what you can buy. Eat it up FOR REAL!

 1 egg white, lightly beaten, see note*
 2 tbsp water, see note*
 2 cups raw walnuts
 2 cups raw cashews
 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds pepitas
 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
 1 cup dried cranberries, see note**
 3 tbsp grapeseed oil, see note***
  cup pure maple syrup or honey****
 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Whisk together egg white with the water until bubbly and slightly foamy in a small bowl.


Add all ingredients, including egg white/water mixture EXCEPT for the cranberries to a food processor. Pulse until well chopped and combined, but leave mixture nice and chunky.


Spread the granola mixture evenly on the parchment-lined baking sheet into an even layer and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden-brown and crispy.


Remove granola from the oven and allow it to sit at least 20 minutes without stirring it ... this is where the clustering happens, so be sure not to skip this step!


Use a spatula or wooden spoon to break the granola into clusters (I just do this with my hands).


Once cool, store the granola in a 2-quart sealable glass jar or zip-lock bag.


Eat granola with your favorite non-dairy milk or yogurt and fruit.


* Replace the egg white and water with 1/3 cup unsweetened almond butter to make the recipe vegan.


** Be sure to use fruit-juice sweetened dried cranberries rather than sugar-sweetened.


*** You can also use olive or coconut oil.


**** Adjust the amount of sweetener to taste. I also have used coconut nectar in this ...


Keep an eye on the granola while it is baking as it can go from done to burned quickly. If you use honey instead of maple syrup, you will need to bake for closer to 30 minutes to avoid burning.


Granola can be stored in a zip-lock bag or jar in the refrigerator or up to 2 weeks (that's why I need to halve this recipe as I live alone and the cat doesn't eat it.)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Servings 0

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