I used to love granola prior to going Paleo, and there are times I definitely miss oats. There is just something comforting and cozy about oats that I miss, so to bring that feeling back, I started playing with ways to emulate the flavor and texture without the grains. I have actually come to enjoy this Paleo cinnamon spiced granola even more than the traditional kind!
Easy + Delicious
This Paleo cinnamon spiced granola is free of grains, but lacks nothing when it comes to flavor and texture! It is super easy to make as well. Just pulse the nuts in a food processor and add some seeds and coconut flakes with nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mix it all up and then spread it out on a baking sheet. Bake and let cool. It really is pretty easy, and then you know exactly what went into it, and you can customize the flavors, too! I love cinnamon, so I like to add lots and lots of it!
Enjoy It Savory Or Sweet
We love the versatility of this Paleo cinnamon spiced granola. It can be eaten all on it’s own or as a topping over ice cream. I think my favorite way to enjoy it though is as a cereal with full fat coconut milk poured over the top. I love it for an afternoon snack or an after dinner snack/treat!
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If you’ve never made your own granola, you really must try! This Paleo cinnamon spiced granola is easy and worth it! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out!
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If you've never made your own granola, you must try! This Paleo cinnamon spiced granola is easy and so worth it! It's a grain-free version you'll love!
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In your food processor, roughly chop raw almonds, pecans and cashews, and then place them in a medium mixing bowl.
Add the pepitas and coconut flakes, and mix them all together.
Add the almond butter, maple syrup and cinnamon to bowl. Use a large spoon or your hands to mix the nut mixture into the nut butter.
Pour the mixture on the baking sheet, and spread it out into an even layer. It can be lumpy and stuck together, just get it as even as you can. Sprinkle a dash of sea salt over the top.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and rotate pan 180 degrees. Place back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the granola turns golden brown. Be careful it can burn quickly.
Once done, remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled, break the mixture up a bit, so it is finer like granola. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Serve in a small bowl with coconut milk over the top for a snack.