no seed oils granola recipe

The Best No Seed Oils Granola Recipe

Most of the cereal and granola you find at the store today is ultra-processed, not very fresh, and made with seed oils. That’s why we choose to make our nutrient-dense no seed oils granola recipe at home. Most granola available at the store contain artificial ingredients, seed oils, and way more sugar than necessary.

Granola is an easy and versatile snack that your whole family will love. You can eat it as cereal with grass-fed raw milk, sprinkle it on top of yogurt with some fruit, add some crunch to a salad, add some to a school lunch box for a sweet treat, or just eat it plain out of the jar like my husband does! Whichever way you enjoy it, it’s a delicious and easy addition to your pantry. Plus, it’s a much better snack than processed foods.

A Note on Choosing Ingredients

The best part about making your own granola is that you can choose which ingredients you use. We always choose organic whenever possible, but if your budget doesn’t allow that, then buy organic what you can. If you choose just one ingredient to buy organic, we recommend prioritizing organic oats because conventional oats are one of the crops most heavily sprayed with glyphosate. Sprouted organic oats are the best and easiest for our bodies to digest.

We use organic pure maple syrup as the sweetener for this easy chocolate recipe because it is a less processed, more natural form of sugar. Maple syrup has minerals and vitamins that more processed types of sugars, like refined white sugar, lose during processing and refining. Maple syrup is one of our recommended types of sugar. Make sure you are getting the real stuff! Not corn syrup dressed up with “maple flavoring.”

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no seed oils granola recipe

Organic, raw (or unrefined) coconut oil is a delicious healthy fat. We choose unrefined or raw coconut oil for our homemade chocolate because it is less processed, and we always try to choose the least processed, most whole form of a food. Coconut oil has tons of benefits, including antiviral effects. You can also swap in grass-fed butter for the coconut oil in this recipe for a more mild flavor. 

Unrefined sea salt contains a host of minerals. Our bodies need a range of minerals to be healthy, and unfortunately, much of our food supply has declined in mineral content because of poor tending to soils and changes in our diets. These necessary minerals are not present in table salt or iodized salt. Plus, sea salt really does taste better! A sprinkle of sea salt on top of these healthy cookies adds a mineralized kick.

Nuts and seeds (including pecans, sunflower seeds, and pumpkins seeds) are great sources of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and an array of vitamins and minerals. Pecans contain close to 20 different vitamins and minerals as well as lots of fiber. Some important vitamins include: A, B, and E and some important minerals include: magnesium, zinc and potassium. It is also a rich source of manganese, which is vital for nerve conduction and brain function.

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no seed oils granola recipe

Sunflower seeds are packed with magnesium and fiber, which is helpful for people with blood sugar concerns. Magnesium helps increase insulin sensitivity while fiber helps regulate the absorption of blood sugar. One of the best-known benefits of sunflower seeds is their ability to lower cholesterol and fight inflammation.

If you can find them, sprouted oats, nuts, and seeds will take this granola to the next level. Sprouting is a bonus because sprouted oats and nuts have more available nutrients. Sprouting breaks down some of the elements in the food that are difficult for our bodies to digest and actually increases certain nutrients like vitamins. 

This no seed oils granola recipe is a favorite in my family. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It’s a great example of how you can quickly and easily make a healthier version of something commonly sold in the store. This alternative is filled with high quality ingredients and absolutely no seed oils. Plus, it’s so crunchy and flavorful that you’ll never want store bought granola again!

This no seed oils granola recipe is easy to master. Get your kids to help out. It’s also very versatile. Don’t have pumpkin seeds? Just sub with a different kind of nut or seed.

no seed oils granola recipe

The Best No Seed Oils Granola Recipe

This no seed oils granola recipe is easy to master. Get your kids to help out. It’s also very versatile. Don’t have pumpkin seeds? Just sub with a different kind of nut or seed.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 cups




  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (oats, nuts and seeds, coconut, salt, and cinnamon). Set aside.
  • In a pot on the stove add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Heat until the coconut oil is melted.
  • Pour the contents of the pot into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Stir until all dry ingredients are coated.
  • Pour the mixture onto a baking pan in an even layer of about ½ inch thickness.
  • Bake for 25 min or until golden brown and smelling deliciously toasted
  • Keep an eye on the granola while it bakes, especially if you have an oven that runs hot. It can go from brown to burnt quickly. Trust your nose!
  • Let the granola cool in the pan.
  • Once cooled, add ½ cup raisins if using and move the granola into a large jar or other airtight container for storage and start snacking!


BONUS: Take the rest of the coconut flakes and roast them up. They make for a fun crunchy snack and good lunchbox addition. You can even make them a little sweeter by coating them with a mixture of ⅛ coconut oil and ⅛ maple syrup. Roast for about 5-6 min at 325°F/160°C, flipping about half way through. They brown fast so keep a good eye on them.
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Rolled oats
Coconut flakes – don’t get shredded coconut, the smaller bits are easier to burn!
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Coconut oil
Vanilla – get the real stuff, not “vanilla flavor”
Raisins – look for NO seed oils
Maple syrup – get the real stuff!
Choose a high quality mineral sea salt.
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