Grain Free Granola (Dehydrator recipe)

Healthy gluten free granola! Made with nutrient dense nuts, seeds and coconut, this recipe is grain free and paleo friendly.

I use a dehydrator to make this recipe as I soak the nuts the night before which makes them easier to digest (leaving you feel lighter) and the very low heat from the dehydrator maintains the nutrients whilst providing a crunchy and delicious muesli. I use a Sedona Dehydrator with metal trays. 

The recipe is grain free and refined sugar free and rich in good fats and provides a source of plant-based protein. 

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Grain Free Granola (dehydrator recipe)


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw macadamias 
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp natural sweetener of choice (honey, maple, rice malt; optional)
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup organic dried fruit of choice (optional) 


  1. Soak your nuts and seeds overnight in seperate bowls with enough water to cover. Soak hard nuts (almonds, macadamias for 6- 8 hours and softer nuts and seeds (walnuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas for 4-6 hours).
  2.  Drain and rinse soaked nuts and seeds very well. Drain well and place onto paper towel to absorb remaining water. 
  3. Transfer half of the nuts and seeds to a food processor or blender to roughly pulse to chop (this step is optional but is great to give a variety of texture to the granola). 
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine chopped nuts and seeds, whole nuts and seeds, coconut, coconut oil, natural sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon. 
  5. Transfer granola onto the dehydrator trays. Spread evenly across trays over one even layer each. 
  6. Place into your dehydrator on low setting for 12-18 hours until crisp or on a higher setting for 8-10 hours. (Your dehydrator will provide options). 
  7. Once you are happy with the crispness of the granola allow to cool. Mix through dried fruit and store in air tight glass containers for freshness. 
  8. Serve as is, with fruit, yoghurt or plant-based milk. 


  • You can swap nuts and seeds around to liking. 
    You can also add flavours such as cacao powder with your natural sweetener. 


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