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.

Whole30 approved granola in bowl with spoon

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!

Grain free granola with milk

How To Make

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

First, soak pitted dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Then drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Dates in bowl

Step 3

Add dates to a food processor. Process until a paste is formed.

Date paste in food processor

Step 4

Then, add in nuts. Pulse a few times until nuts are chopped.

Chopped nuts in food processor

Step 5

Add egg white to a mixing bowl. Whisk for 1 minute, or until frothy.

Whisked egg white in bowl

Step 6

Add chopped nuts and all remaining ingredients to mixing bowl. Stir to combine, until clumps begin to form.

Granola in bowl

Step 7

Carefully arrange clumps of granola in one even layer on baking pan, about 1/2 inch thick.

Granola on baking pan

Step 8

Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are starting to turn golden and crispy.

Paleo granola on pan

Step 9

Finally, remove from oven. Cool granola completely before breaking into clumps.

Whole30 granola on pan

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!

Whole30 granola in bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Is granola Whole30 approved?

Most granola is not Whole30 approved. Since traditional granola contains oats (i.e. grains) and added sugars, it is not Whole30 compliant.

Is grain free granola Whole30?

Grain free granola usually contains added sugar, making it not Whole30 compliant.

Is there a granola without sugar?

Almost all granola contains added sugars. The only way to ensure sugar free granola is to make it homemade.

Where can I buy grain free granola?

Most retailers carry grain free granola. These stores include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Target.

Do I need to store in fridge?

No, this granola does not need to be stored in the fridge.

Does granola have fiber?

Yes, granola is a great source of fiber!

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Whole30 approved granola in bowl with spoon

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Granola Recipe

This easy homemade Whole30 complaint granola is crispy, crunchy and chunky! It is filled with healthy wholesome ingredients and tastes way better than store bought. This grain free granola is versatile and delicious!
5 from 14 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • 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

Notes

  • 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.
Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 12mg, Potassium: 382mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 13IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 3mg

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