Paleo Granola (with hazelnuts and cacao nibs)

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus



  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 TBS sesame seeds
  • 2 TBS coconut oil (like this), melted
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or REAL maple syrup)
  • 2 TBS sunflower nut butter (like this) or almond butter (like this)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt (I use this one)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (like this)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs (like this)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, raisins, or cherries


  1. Pulse hazelnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds in food processor a few times until broken up a bit. Dump into large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil, honey, and nut butter into a smooth paste. Add vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and sea salt. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour oil/honey mixture over chopped nuts and stir until completely coated. Fold in coconut flakes and sesame seeds.
  4. Either dehydrate at 115’F until completely dry OR use one of the baking methods mentioned above.
  5. Once the granola is completely dry and cool, mix in the cacao nibs and dried fruit of choice.
  6. Store on sealed glass jars either in fridge or in the cupboard. Enjoy!