Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola, from Cook Eat Paleo
I cannot believe I’ve never posted a link to this recipe for Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola from Cook Eat Paleo! I discovered it more than a year ago, and it’s one of my favorite low-sugar, grain-free treats. I’m not doing the whole pure paleo thing, but there are components of the diet that line up with my nutrition philosophy, so I find paleo food blogs a great source for recipes.
I’ve made my own variation of the original Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola version (notes below). I haven’t made the Cinnamon Raisin Spice Paleo Granola, but it sounds incredibly tasty, too!
This would make a great sugar-free Christmas goody giveaway. (I’ve also put together a list of 12 Homemade Christmas Treats That Aren’t Sweets.) It has no processed sugar, and is sweetened with a small amount of maple syrup, making it vegan-friendly, too.
And here’s my version…
Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola Recipe
I have halved and tweaked the original recipe. This fits nicely on a 10 x 15″ cookie sheet; and the 4-cup measuring cup works perfectly for a mix-and-pour bowl.
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds without hulls)
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut – larger flakes are better
1/8 teaspoon table salt (or 1/4 t. sea salt or kosher salt)
1 Tblsp coconut oil, melted
1.5 Tblsp maple syrup
1/2 cup dried cranberries and/or other dried fruit; I like to use these pre-chopped prune bits called “Amazins”
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper, or lining it with foil that’s oiled or sprayed.
Combine nuts, pepitas, and coconut in mixing bowl, or a 4-cup measuring cup. Mix together coconut oil and maple syrup until well combined, and stir into nut mix.
Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared cookie sheet. Optional: sprinkle with 1/4 t. kosher or sea salt.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until coconut is just lightly browned. (Your oven may vary.)
Remove from oven, add the dried cranberries and/or Amazins, and toss to combine. Cool completely before serving.
Disclosure: “Amazin” links go through my Amazon affiliation, but you can find them at your local grocery.
I am from the UK & trying to cut out sugar & carbs as I definitely feel a lot better without them and according to my husband am a much happier, stress free companion when I stick to it. However I do miss the odd treat so your web site has been a revelation. However I do not understand your measurement of ‘T’ as in :
1 T. coconut oil, melted. Is it 1 Tablespoon? OR 1/2 t of vanilla _ teaspoon? I guess 1/2 c. of cream means 1/2 cup.
This means that I haven’t yet been able to try the recipes. Could you please clarify for me.
Thank you, regards
Jan, – Sorry for creating confusion! Yes – t means teaspoon and T means tablespoon. And c means cup.
Hope you enjoy this and other recipes, and find them helpful for your health journey.