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Paleo Freezer Granola - This no-bake gluten-free, dairy-free granola is fast and easy. Comes together in 10 minutes and is a great fast breakfast or after-school snack.

Paleo Freezer Granola is one of THE easiest breakfast solutions. It’s helpful in filling the gaps on busy morning breakfasts or after school snacks. A great nutrient-dense breakfast! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, with nut-free, vegan, and keto options!

Why We Love Paleo Freezer Granola

This recipe, like my baked granola recipe, is pretty flexible in what combination of nuts and coconut you put in it. You could also use seeds as well. Do what works for your family and budget! It’s a great way to use up bits and ends of nuts as well.

  • This usually includes almonds, walnuts, cashews and unsweetened coconut flakes for us.
  • We usually use almond butter for the nut butter, though you can swap sun butter.
  • You can leave out the chocolate chips or swap in raisins instead.

I love that it is no-bake. Just mix a few ingredients in a bowl. Freeze till solid, break apart and eat!

Tips for making Paleo Freezer Granola

  • I use my 13-cup Kitchenaid Food Processor to chop the nuts up small and in more of an even size.
  • Due to the solidified coconut oil holding the granola together, this does have to live in the freezer or the fridge.
  • Prefer a more low-carb, keto option? Use Lakanto 0 net carbs syrup instead of honey and keep to low carb nuts like pecans, macadamia nuts, walnuts, almonds (skip the cashews and chocolate chips). Voila!
  • I freeze this in a single layer. Once frozen, I break apart and store in a sealed reusable zip top bag like a Stasher bag or glass container with a lid.

Ingredients

  • Nuts, seeds, and/or coconut flakes – Up to you how much of each, just measuring up to 4 cups total. This usually includes almonds, walnuts, cashews and unsweetened coconut flakes for us. I get the best deals on these in the Winco Bulk bins.
  • Coconut oil – I use virgin, cold-pressed and unrefined coconut oil that I buy in bulk from Sam’s Club. Melted first, then measured.
  • Nut butter – For us, it’s usually almond butter we get in bulk from Sam’s Club, but you can use whatever nut butter, peanut butter, or sun butter your family enjoys!
  • Honey – Just pure honey here. You can also use maple syrup for a vegan option or Lakanto syrup for a vegan option.
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla is always ideal, but often pricey. Vanilla extract works here as well.
  • Mini dairy-free chocolate chips – Optional, but a kid favorite! I use mini so I can use less with more chocolate flavor. We get them on Amazon or at Walmart.

Paleo Freezer Granola

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
An easy no-bake freezer granola!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freeze Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 1/2-cup servings
Calories 483 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups total nuts and/or coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (melted, then measured)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter or sun butter for nut free
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup mini Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Place the 4 cups total of mixed nuts and/or coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until chopped into oat-sized chunks (up to you how “chunky” you like it! My kids like it chopped fairly small).
  • Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (coconut oil, nut butter, honey, and vanilla)
  • In a large bowl combine chopped nuts and wet ingredients. Then stir in chocolate chips (I add them last so they won’t melt from the hot coconut oil).
  • Place on a small baking sheet lined with parchment and freeze in a flat layer. Once frozen, break into smaller chunks and pieces.

Notes

NUT FREE: Use seeds and coconut flakes instead of nuts. Use sun butter instead of nut butter.
VEGAN: Use an equal amount maple syrup instead of honey.
KETO: Use Lakanto maple syrup to sweeten and low carb nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 12gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
Keyword breakfast, budget-friendly, dairy-free, easy, gluten-free, kid-friendly, paleo, snack
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Paleo Freezer Granola - This no-bake gluten-free, dairy-free granola is fast and easy. Comes together in 10 minutes and is a great fast breakfast or after-school snack.

14 Comments

  1. The nutrition info is given and it’s 10 servings , but how much is a serving? 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup? Maybe I’m overlooking it 🙂

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    • Great question and you were right that detail was missing! 10 1/2-cup servings. I added that information to the recipe as well. Enjoy!

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  2. Hi Autumn- do you think I could substitute avocado oil for the coconut oil, I know it might not stay chunky that way. Also, do you this the addition of some oats would work reasonably. Thanks very much

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    • I haven’t tried either of those but they possibly may work. Let me know if you try it how it goes!

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  3. 5 stars
    This is my favorite granola recipe. It’s so easy to make and perfect to use whatever is in the pantry. It comes together in 10 minutes and I have granola anytime I want. My favorite way to eat it is in my açaí bowl.

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  4. Is the coconut oil measured ¼ cup solid and then melted or is it for ¼ cup melted? Big difference in amount used.
    Thanks! I’m looking forward to trying it.

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    • Good question, melted then measured. Hope you enjoy it! : )

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  5. Do you keep this in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer and the kids pour directly into their bowls? No defrosting or anything necessary? How long does it keep in the freezer? Thanks!

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    • Great questions. YES, I keep it in a freezer-safe bag and they eat it straight from the freezer, no thawing needed. It stays good in the freezer for up to 6 months, super long shelf life in there!

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  6. 5 stars
    Perfect afternoon snack when you something crunchy, sweet and yummy!!! Love making this! Might love it too much as it’s tough to stop eating it!

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  7. Hi Autumn! Do you serve this straight out of the freezer? Or…can you move it to the fridge once it’s solidified and broken up? Thanks!

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    • We do eat it out of the freezer! You could probably store it in the fridge as well, just as long as the coconut oil stays cold and solid.

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  8. 5 stars
    I love experimenting with different combos of nuts, seeds, and nut butters. It’s also really easy to make a bigger or smaller batch. Yum!

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    • Yes, it’s so versatile! I love that you are playing around with it. Thank you!

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