Grain Free Granola

When I was following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I couldn’t eat grains of any kind. I really missed granola, and back then, I couldn’t find any grain free varieties in stores so I created this recipe using nuts, seeds, and coconut flakes. Even though I can tolerate most grains again, and there are now many grain free granola options in stores, I still prefer this homemade version. It makes a wonderful snack, cereal, or topping for yogurt and açaí bowls. Enjoy!


1 1/2 cups walnut pieces

1 1/2 cups raw slivered almonds

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

3/4 cup pumpkin seeds

2 Tablespoons butter (or coconut oil for dairy free or vegan)

1/2 cup honey (or pure maple syrup for vegan)

1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1 cup dried blueberries, unsweetened or sweetened with fruit juice 


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine walnuts, almonds, coconut, and pumpkin seeds and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan combine honey or maple syrup with the butter or coconut oil.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the warm honey over the mixture in the bowl and stir well.
  7. Spread the granola mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 4-5 minutes.
  9. Stir in the blueberries for the last 4-5 minutes of cooking.
  10. Spread granola onto sheets of parchment paper or silicone liners and cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
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2 responses to “Grain Free Granola”

  1. Emily says:

    Thank you Betsy!

  2. Betsy Conway says:

    Your site is amazing and a feast for the eyes! So excited for you! Health and happiness your way, Emily!

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