Paleo Coconut Granola
A sweet, nutty granola with lots of coconut and hints of chewy apple.
Servings Prep Time
4cups 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4cups 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix flax and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to gel up and form a flax “egg.”
  2. Peel and shred the apple. Chop the peel finely, and microwave the apple shreds for 1 minute on high. Drain.
  3. Combine maple syrup and coconut oil in a large bowl.* Add flax egg and stir.
  4. Add coconut, walnuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds, apple peel, and apple shreds to the bowl. Toss to combine thoroughly.
  5. Add salt and cinnamon to the bowl and stir.
  6. Bake on a lined baking sheet for 30 minutes, stir, and bake for another 15 minutes.** Once the granola is properly browned, remove it from the hot baking sheet and cool.***
Recipe Notes

*Use room-temperature maple syrup to prevent the coconut oil from solidifying.

** The granola takes an unusually long time to cook because of the extra water in the apple. However, yours may take less time depending on what coconut you use; I only had sweetened coconut in the house (not Paleo!), and I had to rinse it. Coconut chips may be used instead of shreds, but cooking time will vary.

If the granola is left on the hot baking sheet, it will continue to brown (even after it is taken out of the oven).