Grain-Free and Nut-Free Granola Recipe

Studies show optimizing our health requires limiting white flour and sugar. More people than ever have food sensitivities to grains and nuts. If you like granola, but want a healthier option, this grain-free and nut-free granola recipe is for you.

My son was recently diagnosed with food sensitivities including gluten and almonds. I discovered this grain-free and nut-free granola recipe while researching options for him. Finding it was a happy accident.

Chock full of delicious ingredients, this granola is super good for you. Chia seeds are a source of protein, omega-3s and fiber. Maple syrup is rich in antioxidants. Pepitas are high in magnesium and fiber. Ceylon Cinnamon provides antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits. Sea Salt contains potassium, iron and calcium. And coconut is rich in manganese, copper, iron, and selenium. 



Chia Seeds – 1 T

Maple Syrup – 1/2 cup

Grass-Fed Butter – 2 T

Sunflower Seed Butter – 2 T

Pepitas – 3/4 cup 

Sunflower Seeds- 3/4 cup

Sea Salt – 1/2 tsp.

Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp.

Ground Cinnamon – 2 tsp.

Coconut Flakes – 1 cup

Chopped Dates – 1/2 cup


Preheat oven to 350.

Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.

Mix chia seeds with 2T of warm water and refrigerate.

Warm maple syrup in saucepan over medium. Stir in grass-fed butter and sunflower seed butter and remove from heat.

Combine pepitas, sunflower seeds, salt, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor.

Stir in maple syrup, coconut flakes, and soaked chia seeds, then spread mixture on baking sheet(s).

Bake 8 minutes, stir, and bake another 8 minutes. Stir in dates or dried fruit of choice and let cool.

This granola recipe is a healthy indulgence I sometimes eat for dessert. Give it a try. Your taste buds will thank you.

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