Apple Cinnamon Granola (grain-free)

Because my kids are really into eating Cheerios right now, I thought I would come up with something healthy to replace it. If I don’t replace it with something, they will ask me for Cheerios and get mad at me that we don’t have any in the house. I like to offer other choices, but some days they really don’t want to hear it.

So, I came up with the idea to make granola! It’s actually healthy and doesn’t have any grains in it.

I don’t mind just eating a handful of nuts, but my kids enjoy this special treat much more than just a handful of nuts.

If you’ve cut out cereal, and you miss it, this is a great way to go! You can even add a splash of coconut milk or almond milk to it for a nice bowl of “cereal.” (Although, I would reduce the quantity on this one and make it more of a “cup” of cereal if you’re looking to lose fat.)

This is also a great “to-go” snack when you’re out and about and need something quick.

Here’s the recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dehydrated apple slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil + extra for greasing pan
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees and grease your pan with coconut oil.
  2. Chop up all of your nuts and fruit by hand or in a food processor.
  3. Place all nuts and fruit in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Wisk together the oil, honey, and cinnamon.
  5. Pour the oil, honey, and cinnamon over the nuts and fruit, then mix with a spoon.
  6. Spread onto a very well-greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for one hour at 275, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning.
  8. This will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a couple of months.

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