Grain Free Granola Recipe

I love granola, but avoid most store bought variations because of how much sugar and other funky stuff they sneak in there. I feel similarly about nut milks and can't stand when you turn over a label and there are 10+ ingredients for something that should have 2-3. I have come to truly love the ritual of making my own almond milk and adapted a simple recipe I found to make delicious clean granola from the leftover almond milk pulp.

a la Mere Grain Free Granola  

Ingredients: *adapted from this recipe

1 cup almond milk pulp

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or pecans)

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup hemp seed

1/4 cup flax seeds

1 cup coconut flakes

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut oil or nut/seed butter

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1/2 cup freeze dried fruit (I use strawberries or raspberries)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl ensuring everything is evenly coated.

  • Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  *I like to sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top here

  • Bake for 12 minutes. Stir. Then bake for another 12-15 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and cool completely. *It will get cruncher as it cools.

  • Mix in freeze dried berries once cooled.

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

  • Enjoy!

*Makes roughly 5 & 1/2 cups of granola.

I use it a crunchy topping for my smoothies, but it would be great with yogurt, as a cereal placement, or alone as a sweet snack. If you’re not into DIY here are my fav store bought nut milks: MALK, Three Trees, unsweetened Elmhurst and my fav clean granola brands: Paleonola, Hush up and Hustle, Purely Elizabeth, and Effi granola.