Coconut Cashew Granola (GF)

This coconut cashew granola is easy to make, delicious and both gluten and guilt free!

Eat it on its own or use it to sprinkle on top of yogurt, oatmeal or smoothies.


A healthy breakfast...

I often have clients come to me asking what options are out there for ensuring they get a healthy breakfast- and although my answer is usually that there are endless options, this one will definitely be a new favourite suggestion.

In this mix you will find healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein- making this a beautiful combination for feeding your mitochondria (aka the ‘powerhouses’ of your cells).

It is made with oats (gluten-free certified, if required), cashews, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almond butter and maple syrup, which not only makes it vegan, but gluten-free as well.


Why you'll love it...

  • It is super easy to make taking only five minutes to whip up.
  • It is naturally gluten-free and vegan, and is refined sugar free, making it much healthier than store bought variations.
  • It will keep for two weeks in an airtight container… if it lasts that long!
  • It is kiddo approved 🙂


Coconut Cashew Granola

5 Minutes

25-40 Minutes

6-8 Servings



  • 2 cups GF rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup raw, natural almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup



STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 300F. In a small bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut. 

STEP 2: Process the cashews and almonds in a food processor until they are small chunks in size (or chop them by hand). Add them to the bowl, and mix well to combine everything.

STEP 3: Spread out in thin layer on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used coconut oil) or lay down parchment paper. Cook at 300F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely before eating/packaging- it will continue to harden as it cools and form clusters.



  • This granola will last two weeks in an air-tight container on the shelf (I placed mine in mason jars). 
  • Depending on your oven, your granola might cook faster or slower. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t burn!



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