This nut-free, gluten-free, and grain-free Coconut Hemp Seed Granola is a much healthier alternative to the store-bought sugar-loaded version. It’s lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and includes a variety of nourishing seeds and coconut flakes. Feel free to play around with the ingredients and substitute with nuts if you wish.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love granola? I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying the sweet and crunchy texture it adds to foods! I used to avoid it for the longest time since all the products I found at the store were loaded with refined sugar, vegetable oils, and preservatives. The day I realized how easy it was to make my own healthy version was one of the happiest days of my life!
I created this recipe mainly for those dealing with digestive issues or food sensitivities. I was on a strict gut-healing protocol, avoiding nuts and grains, a few years back, so I can totally relate to all the struggles that come with such restrictions. Coconut products and seeds were my go-to’s whenever I wanted something sweet and crunchy. So I’m using them as the main ingredients in this chunky, delicious, and nutritious granola.
I used a combination of unsweetened coconut flakes, hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds as the base. If you don’t have any issues with nuts, feel free to substitute some of the seeds with them. As long as you keep the total amount of seeds or nuts the same, your granola should come out okay.