This recipe for Nut Free, Paleo Granola Cereal is so easy and delicious, you’ll want to have it on hand for breakfast all week. It includes just 4 main ingredients: coconut, cinnamon, dried fruit, and pure maple syrup.
Following an AIP or Paleo diet? No problem! This recipe is perfect for rushed mornings, and snacks throughout the day. Get this gluten free, low sugar recipe below!
When my Autoimmune Accomplice members start following the AIP diet, the most common meal they struggle with is breakfast.
The majority of them found their way to my AIP diet from a Standard American Diet: eating breakfasts that consist of grain-based cereals, toast, and eggs. In my 5 years of working with my community, I’ve seen firsthand that these breakfast foods are the hardest to give up for most people.
That is, until now…
Introducing, your new favorite breakfast whether you’re following the Paleo, AIP, or even a Keto diet: nut free, Paleo Granola Cereal!
This Nut Free, Paleo Granola Cereal recipe can be enjoyed by the handful, or as a breakfast cereal topped with coconut milk and fresh blueberries. Quickly make a breakfast parfait by using this to top your coconut milk yogurt, or add it to your morning smoothie for a tasty crunch.
What is Nut-Free Paleo Granola Cereal?
This Paleo Granola Cereal contains just 4 main ingredients: coconut, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and raisins. It’s quick and easy to make, just 20 minutes and you’ll have breakfast, snacks, or even desserts for the whole week!
This recipe is easily customizable with various add ins. I love swapping the raisins for dried cherries in the winter, and dried mango in the summer. You can choose to add diced nuts for an additional crunch, or even ground ginger for a little kick.
Shredded coconut is the perfect swap for the oats found in your traditional granola, so you won’t feel deprived with this recipe.
Is Nut-Free, Paleo Granola Healthy?
Yes! Coconut, the primary ingredient in this granola, is a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and is naturally sweet all while being low in sugar. This Paleo Granola is a healthy addition to any breakfast.
This granola recipe is also free of the top 8 common allergens, which makes it compliant for anyone following AIP or a Paleo diet.
How To Make Nut-Free, Paleo Granola
While this recipe can easily be adapted to your personal preferences, it does contain 4 main ingredients as a base:
You can’t skip this ingredient! This ingredient replaces the oats found in traditional granola. It also provides fiber, flavor, crunch, and healthy fats.
The pure maple syrup in this recipe adds a touch of sweetness, and helps the coconut flakes stick together in clusters just like traditional granola.
This ingredient helps to balance the crunch of the coconut in this recipe. While raisins can be swapped for any dried fruit you choose, you’ll want to make sure the dried fruit you’re using is The Myers Way® compliant. Keep an eye out for inflammatory oils and added sugar.
While you can experiment with a variety of spices, I love using cinnamon in this recipe! The combination of cinnamon and raisin feels very nostalgic, like Raisin Bran cereal and Morning Glory Muffins.
Other AIP recipes you'll love:
- Pumpkin Spice Granola (AIP, Paleo)
- Tropical Protein Granola (AIP, Paleo)
- Apple Pie Protein Bars (AIP, Paleo)
Cinnamon Raisin Nut-Free Paleo Granola
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Optional Add Ins:
- ½ cup raisins
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup diced nuts of your choice, omit for AIP
- Preheat your oven to 300°F.
- Add coconut and raisins to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add nuts (optional).
- In a small bowl, mix maple syrup and cinnamon. If including sea salt, vanilla extract, or almond extract, add them now.
- Drizzle your liquid ingredients onto your coconut mixture. Stir well to coat.
- Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, and evenly spread your granola mixture across the sheet.
- Place into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir, and bake for another 5 minutes
- Keep an eye on your Paleo Granola as it can burn quickly! You’ll want to remove it when it’s golden brown.
- Remove from oven and slide parchment paper off of the baking sheet. Let cool before eating. As the coconut cools, it crisp up and form granola clusters.
Mary K. Speck
Love this granola. It’s perfect for breakfast or makes a great snack!