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Homemade Grain-Free Granola Recipe
Swanson Staff • March 19, 2021

Grain-free granola packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. Not only is it heart smart, it’s also delicious and easy to make! Granola is typically grain based, but this recipe calls for no grains and instead focuses on healthy nuts and seeds.


This recipe is filled with antioxidants from a variety of ingredients, adding a hearty dose of micronutrients.  Each serving is nutrient dense, naturally sweetened and packs a ton of flavor while providing healthy omega-3 fats, plant-based protein and high amounts of fiber. The nuts and seeds contain minerals that are essential to the body, such as magnesium, manganese and zinc. Each ingredient is a power source of minerals and antioxidants that support a healthy body! The flavors blend so well with the perfect amount of sweetness from the honey. This is a recipe you can customize with whatever you have on hand, so get creative—don’t be afraid to mix and match your ingredients to come up with endless recipe options. My family loves this and I hope yours does too. Enjoy!    


Prep Time: 5 minutes    
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yields:  20 (1/4 cup servings)


Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): 

  • Calories 170
  • Fat 13 grams
  • Carbs 10 grams
  • Fiber 2 grams
  • Sugar 6 grams
  • Protein 4 grams




  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut, nuts, seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Melt the coconut oil and pour it and the honey over the dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, add raisins and stir. Increase heat to 340° F, return to oven for 5 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
  5. Once the granola is visibly browned and done cooking (about 25 minutes), remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in a container with an air-tight seal; it should keep for a few weeks!

Serving suggestions:  On top of yogurt (regular or dairy free), a bowl of fruit, a smoothie or enjoy as is! 


Ashley Sornsin is a Nutrition Coach and the owner of BUFF protein bites. She believes food is medicine and has a passion for helping people discover that eating healthy can also taste amazing! 


Connect with Ashley online: www.eatlivebebuff.com or on Social Media @ashleysornsin