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Sweet & Easy Paleo Granola (Vegan, Grain-Free!)

Summer Sanders
March 29, 2014
Summer Sanders
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March 29, 2014

This is a really simple but super tasty granola recipe for us vegan grain-free folks! I cut grains out of my diet recently due to allergies so I've been creating some fun grain-free recipes. This one is a favorite.

Since becoming grain-free, granola is something I really miss, but I've fallen in love with this grain free granola with coconut yogurt and a little fruit...divine! I use xylitol as a sweetener here, but you can use whatever sweetener you prefer and coconut sugar would be nice with this recipe as well. Enjoy!

Grain-Free Vegan Paleo Granola


  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup chia seed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 heaping tsp. maca powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3-5 Tbsp. xylitol or coconut sugar (depending on how sweet you prefer)
  • 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine sunflower seeds, almonds, chia, coconut flour, coconut flakes, maca, sea salt, sweetener and cinnamon.

Mix it up well and then add the coconut oil. It's OK if the coconut oil is solid, just use your hands to mash it all together (much like needing dough).

Once the mixture is well combined, transfer to the baking sheet and lay on parchment paper. Lay it out so that it's no more than one inch thick.

Put in the oven for fifteen minutes, take out and toss it around on the pan. Bake for another fifteen to twenty minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool and store in a glass jar. Keeps for up to 3 weeks.

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Summer Sanders

Summer Sanders is the founder of Local Juicery in Sedona, AZ. She is a Certified Raw Food Chef, Sports Nutrition Specialist and is Certified by The National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. After working as a raw food instructor at the Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute in Santa Monica, California, Summer decided she was ready to venture out and start her own business, an endeavor that would help educate others on the benefits of cleansing and a plant-strong diet.

Since then, Summer has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from Hollywood celebrities to San Diego’s own Navy Seals. Summer works with all diet types and caloric needs to design meal plans and cleanses that are effective, efficient and easy to follow. She believes in cleansing from the inside out, she treats the body as a whole, looking at the mind, body and spirit.

Summer lives in Sedona, AZ with her Husband Mike and son Henry. When she’s not at Local Juicery pressing juice you’ll find her jogging with baby Henry, perusing the farmers markets, sweating it out at hot yoga or hanging with her family.