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23 Homemade Paleo Granola Recipes for an Easy Breakfast

By Jess

There’s a reason we often turn to cereals and other convenience items for breakfast: who feels like cooking in the morning? Some mornings I love to make a big hot breakfast, and other days I’m not feeling it. On those days, I turn to paleo granola with some fresh fruit and almond milk, and I always make my own with one of these incredible recipes.

These grain-free, dairy-free granola recipes are a paleo staple for me and are the bomb as a healthy paleo snack, dessert or breakfast.

Fat Burning Tropical Paleo Granola

Fat Burning Tropical Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

If the idea of eating and burning fat at the same time appeals to you, this recipe will become your favorite. A tasty way to start the day, this tropical granola will not only make you think of summer, but is also filled with fat burning, natural ingredients, too.

Paleo Granola Breakfast Cups with Homemade Cashew Yogurt

Paleo Granola Breakfast Cups with Homemade Cashew Yogurt VIEW RECIPE

Lower your cholesterol and protect you heart with this innovative breakfast yogurt cup idea. Made from nuts and seeds, these baked granola cups are filled with a delicious cashew and honey yogurt which is enriched with chia seeds and topped with fresh fruit for a superfood breakfast feast.

Homemade Gingerbread Paleo Granola

Homemade Gingerbread Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Add a warm, autumnal feel to breakfast with this irresistible gingerbread granola. Made with almonds, pecans, and pepitas, the mix is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves before being added to a sticky, rich coconut oil and maple sauce and baked to produce a crispy, crunchy breakfast or snack.

Cherry Pistachio Paleo Granola

Gluten-free granola can be adapted to suit many different tastes and preferences, but this recipe is a favorite. The chunky clusters of granola are perfect for snacking or even gifting to others. Pistachios and dried cherries make it lightly sweet and salty. This granola can be a filling afternoon snack or enjoyed for breakfast.

Cherry Pistachio Paleo Granola


1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1/2 cup pistachios, shells removed
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups dried cherries


1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the cashews, pistachios, and pepitas into a blender and pulse to break the mixture into smaller pieces.

2. Whisk together the oil, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the cherries, including the cashew mixture. Stir gently until everything is evenly coated.

3. Transfer the granola mixture to the lined baking sheet, spreading out in an even layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden, stirring regularly. When the granola starts to turn golden, add in the dried cherries and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

4. Break into chunks and store in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to a week.

Crunchy Cherry Pistachio Paleo Granola Bars

Crunchy Cherry Pistachio Paleo Granola Bars VIEW RECIPE

If you need a grab and go breakfast that’s also super healthy, these cherry pistachio bars will become your new go-to. The salty pistachios complement the tart cherries beautifully, and they can be kept in the refrigerator for those mad morning rushes when sitting down isn’t an option.

Breakfast Granola and Berry Parfait

Breakfast Granola and Berry Parfait VIEW RECIPE

Fruit makes a great start to the day, but when you want something a little more substantial, this parfait is an excellent choice. Using full fat coconut milk eliminates the need for dairy yogurt, while the homemade sweet and salty granola adds a satisfying and substantial crunch.

Sweet and Salty Paleo Granola

Sweet and Salty Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Toasted coconut and roasted nuts give this sweet and salty granola its rich, luxurious taste, and you can customize the recipe whichever way you want. Simply add the nuts, seeds, and dried fruits of your choice and you’ll have a delicious breakfast or handy but healthy snack.

Vanilla Cinnamon Paleo Granola

Vanilla Cinnamon Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Vanilla and cinnamon give this paleo granola recipe a warming, comforting taste, making it ideal for the colder months. It’s incredibly easy to make, and you can mix and match the nuts and seeds to suit your tastes, before drenching them in maple syrup and roasting them for 15 minutes.

Turmeric Stove Top Granola

Turmeric Stove Top Granola VIEW RECIPE

Ease pain and inflammation in the most deliciously healthy way possible with this turmeric stove top granola. Hailed as a superfood, this golden spice is renowned for an array of health conditions, which makes it a vital part of this warming breakfast dish, along with comforting cinnamon.

Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola

Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola VIEW RECIPE

If the smell of apple pie fills you with happiness, so will this homemade granola. As it bakes, the aromas of apple, cinnamon, and vanilla will fill the home, and once it’s out of the oven it can be eaten with almond milk or as a healthy snack.

5-minute Paleo Granola

5-minute Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

If you want to make your own granola but don’t have a lot of time, this recipe will be a lifesaver. With just 5 minutes of sautéing on the stove top, this healthy mix of coconut, seeds, nuts, and spices will be ready to set as it cools.

Blueberry Coconut Granola

Blueberry Coconut Granola VIEW RECIPE

Go grain-free with your granola by making this blueberry and coconut version, and if you’re AIP you can swap the almonds for more coconut, too. With baked apple chips and dried blueberries, this breakfast mix is sweetened with honey and cinnamon for an indulgent but healthy start to the day.

Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola

Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

One taste of this cranberry and walnut mix and you’ll wonder why you ever liked foods which were laden with sugar! Naturally sweetened with dried fruit and honey or maple syrup, this granola takes less than 30 minutes to make and can be customized to suit your preferences.

Chocolate Sea Salt Paleo Granola

Chocolate Sea Salt Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Chocolate cereals are filled with refined sugars, and aren’t a great way to start the day. This granola, on the other hand, is super healthy as well as being delicious, and is covered in a maple syrup and cocoa coating before being baked to perfection.

Chocolate Paleo Granola

Chocolate Paleo Granola VIEW RECIPE

Granola can be as plain or as luxurious as you make it, and this version is definitely in the latter category. Packed with heart-healthy fats thanks to the nuts and seeds included, this recipe also uses unsweetened cocoa and pure maple syrup to give it a decadent feel.

Grain-free Coconut Cardamom Granola

Grain-free Coconut Cardamom Granola VIEW RECIPE

Add an unusual flavor to your breakfast with this grain-free cardamom and coconut granola. Earthy and citrusy at the same time, this Indian spice is used in chai tea and adds a wonderful depth of flavor, and is perfect for elevating this breakfast mix above the norm.

Goji Berry Granola

Goji Berry Granola VIEW RECIPE

With up to 500 times more vitamin C than oranges, goji berries are the star attraction in this breakfast mix of nuts, seeds, and honey, although if you don’t like these little ruby superfoods, you can always swap them for another dried fruit.

Maple Almond Butter Granola

Maple Almond Butter Granola VIEW RECIPE

The vanilla and cinnamon in this crunchy granola give it an almost ‘dessert-like’ flavor, and served on top of a dairy-free yogurt it could easily be one, too. It’s also perfect as a healthy snack, so make sure when you break it up, you leave some lovely big clusters.

Fruity Paleo Granola Breakfast Pizza

Fruity Paleo Granola Breakfast Pizza VIEW RECIPE

This is definitely a recipe to be kept for when you have guests for breakfast, because it’s simply stunning to look at. The ‘pizza’ crust is made using dates, nuts, and seeds, which is then filled with a decadent coconut cream and topped with vibrant fresh fruit.

Banana Maple Granola

Banana Maple Granola VIEW RECIPE

If you have a ripe banana to use but you’re sick of making banana bread, try making a batch of paleo granola instead. Naturally sweet and healthy, bananas are mixed with almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup and poured over mixed nuts and coconut to form a sweet and fruity breakfast.

No Bake Paleo Granola Cups

No Bake Paleo Granola Cups VIEW RECIPE

Turn a store bought granola into something a little more exciting by making these 3-ingredient no-bake granola cups. Perfect as a healthy snack, the mix is combined with melted almond butter and maple syrup and then set into muffin tins and left to firm in the fridge.

Orange Ginger Granola

Orange Ginger Granola VIEW RECIPE

Both grain-free and vegan, this granola makes a delicious change to the classic flavors around. With orange and crystallized ginger (so ever-so-slightly not paleo since the ginger is sweetened), this mix has a warm and fruity taste which goes beautifully with a non-dairy yogurt.

Chunky Paleo Granola with Clusters

Chunky Paleo Granola with Clusters VIEW RECIPE

One of the best things about granola is the big clusters which you can pick up with your fingers, and this recipe certainly doesn’t disappoint. With roughly chopped nuts, coconut, and almond flour, this mix is combined in one bowl with maple syrup and cinnamon and baked until golden and crispy.

Paleo Muesli

Paleo Muesli VIEW RECIPE

Filling enough to keep you going until lunchtime, this recipe is crammed with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits of your choice. Sweetened with maple syrup and cinnamon, you can also add or subtract any of the nuts, seeds, or fruit and replace them with something you like better, too.

(You may also like: Crunchy Cherry Pistachio Paleo Granola Bars)


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