Craving granola? Want a healthy yet delicious breakfast? No problem! You can make a tasty, flavorful granola using paleo friendly ingredients, such as dried fruits, nuts, and pumpkin. My favorite recipe is ideal for breakfast, but it can be also served as a snack. Rich in protein, it’s much healthier than traditional granola recipes. The best part is that it has no grains or dairy.
Paleo pumpkin granola is the perfect comfort food. Personally, I use pumpkin puree and seeds, almonds, pecans, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, cinnamon, and other flavorful ingredients. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add honey or maple syrup. This recipe is ideal for vegans as well as for those on the Paleo diet. Pumpkin makes it irresistible.
Making your own granola is easy and convenient. Not to mention that you’ll save money in the long run! Most granola brands available in stores are loaded with sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, caramel, and empty calories. By preparing granola at home, you’ll know exactly what goes onto your plate.
This recipe tastes delicious and packs tons of nutrients. Pumpkin, the main ingredient, is rich in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, calcium, copper, and iron. It has only 26 calorie per serving and provides over 246 percent of the RDA of vitamin A. This vegetable boasts powerful antioxidants, such as beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which promote good vision and delay the aging process.
My paleo granola recipe also contains almonds and pecans, which are a great source of protein, essential fats, and dietary fiber. Cinnamon, another key ingredient, regulates blood sugar and boosts your metabolism.
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup pumkin seeds
- ½ coconut flakes
- 15-20 almonds, chopped
- 15-20 pecans, chopped
- ½ real maple syrup (optional)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
- Place the mixture in a thin layer onto the baking tray
- Bake for 30-40 minutes
- Let it cool before serving