Whole30 Granola Recipe
This Whole30 Granola is crispy, crunchy and chunky! It is made with healthy ingredients and has the best flavor. This homemade granola recipe is easy to make and great for breakfast or a snack.
Why You’ll Love This Granola
- This Whole30 granola tastes much better than store bought.
- Unlike most store bought brands, this granola has no refined sugars or preservatives.
- This granola is packed with healthy fats and proteins.
- It is made without added sugar, without honey, and without raisins.
- This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Sugar Free.
Is Granola Whole30 Compliant?
Granola falls into a gray area in terms of Whole30. Eating a bowl of granola is not considered Whole30. This does not follow the meal template. For true Whole30, each meal should have a healthy protein, plenty of veggies, and a plated fat.
This granola is great for an emergency snack or for hiking, camping, or backpacking. It is not intended to be an entire Whole30 meal. In a pinch, it can be a compliant option.
As written, this recipe is completely Whole30 compliant. As always, if granola does not fit your definition of a true Whole30, then save this awesome recipe for after your round!
How To Make
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
First, soak pitted dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Then drain and pat dry with paper towels.
Add dates to a food processor. Process until a paste is formed.
Then, add in nuts. Pulse a few times until nuts are chopped.
Add egg white to a mixing bowl. Whisk for 1 minute, or until frothy.
Add chopped nuts and all remaining ingredients to mixing bowl. Stir to combine, until clumps begin to form.
Carefully arrange clumps of granola in one even layer on baking pan, about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are starting to turn golden and crispy.
Finally, remove from oven. Cool granola completely before breaking into clumps.
Benefits of Granola
This granola is filled with healthy fats.
Almonds are packed with antioxidants. They are especially high in Vitamin E and fiber. Almonds are filling and satiating.
Pecans are a healthy source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. In addition, this nut is known for healthy monounsaturated fat.
Cashews are a great source of plant based protein. In addition, they are a heart healthy nut.
Walnuts are a great source of omega 3s. They help to promote a healthy gut.
Lastly, both flaxseed and chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses! Additionally, they are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and heart healthy ingredients.
How To Serve
This Whole30 granola is great by itself or with some Whole30 almond milk. Top with fresh fruit if desired.
If not doing a round of Whole30, serve with your favorite granola. In addition, this granola is great on top of smoothies!
Frequently Asked Questions
Most granola is not Whole30 approved. Since traditional granola contains oats (i.e. grains) and added sugars, it is not Whole30 compliant.
Grain free granola usually contains added sugar, making it not Whole30 compliant.
Almost all granola contains added sugars. The only way to ensure sugar free granola is to make it homemade.
Most retailers carry grain free granola. These stores include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Target.
No, this granola does not need to be stored in the fridge.
Yes, granola is a great source of fiber!
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If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, see my Ultimate Guide to Whole30 and Whole30 Recipes page.
Get the Recipe: Whole30 Granola Recipe
- 5 dates, pitted
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup almonds
- 1 egg white
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
- First, place 5 dates in a bowl of warm water. Soak for 5 minutes. Then drain dates and pat dry with paper towels.
- Add dates to food processor. Process until a paste is formed.
- Then, add pecans, cashews, walnuts and almonds to food processor. Pulse a few times, or until nuts are crumbly.
- Add egg white to a mixing bowl. Whisk for 1 minute until frothy.
- Then add chopped nuts and all remaining ingredients to mixing bowl.
- Stir until combined. It should be clumping together slightly.
- Carefully transfer mixture to baking pan. Arrange in one even layer, about ½ inch thick.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are starting to get crispy.
- Remove from oven. Allow granola to cool fully before carefully breaking into clumps.½
- Feel free to use slightly different amounts of the nuts. Be sure to have 3 ½ cups of nuts total.
- This recipe makes about 4 cups of granola. Each serving is around ½ cup.
- After mixing, granola should start to form clumps. Carefully transfer this mixture to lined baking pan.
- Arrange in a ½ inch thick layer on baking pan.
- Bake until golden crispy around the edges, but not burnt.
- Allow granola to cool FULLY. The longer it cools, the more crispy and chunky it will become!
- Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
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18 Comments on “Whole30 Granola Recipe”
What can I use to replace the almonds as I can’t have them?
This is a great whole30 breakfast! I found it wasn’t sweet enough for me so I add more dates. In my oven, 25 minutes burned the granola so I would recommend starting with 10, stirring it around, and cooking a little longer – keep an eye on it and learn from my rookie mistake! I’ve made the granola since though and it’s really good when it’s not burned!
I was curious you say its 430 Kcal for the granola, is that for the whole recipe or a certain amount? I made at it is awesome. Thanks for the recipe. Very tasty.
can I use unsweetened shredded coconut here?
This granola mix sounds delicious. Plus, it’s so easy to make!
Love a good granola recipe! This was yum! Much cheaper than buying them from the supermarket too!
So tasty and nutritious, thanks!
Love adding granola to my yogurt, this is delicious!
Wow! Thanks for sharing! I have never liked granola until I tried this recipe, that was probably because I had only ever bought store bought. This was so good!
I’m addicted to granola. This recipe is perfect for me.
This granola was delicious. Loved it.
What a lovely granola recipe! Can’t wait to try it out!
I love everything about this granola. It’s easy to make and healthy. It’s my go-to breakfast recipe!
I love homemade granola, and this recipe looks delicious! I love that it is full of healthy ingredients! I will definitely be trying it soon! Thanks!
Such a delicious granola recipe, and I love that you know exactly what’s going into it!
This granola was perfect!
I’m a huge fan of all of these flavors – so tasty and delicious for a breakfast or snack!
I love this granola so much! There are always so many additives in store bought brands. I am happy to have found a healthy alternative that is whole30 approved. Thanks!