RECIPE: Sweet & Salty Paleo Granola

It's Road Trip season and one of my favorite grab-and-go options is trail mix.  Sadly, most of the options available in the snack aisle contain too many peanuts, icky cooking oils, and hidden sugars. And, if you are sticking to a paleo-focused lifestyle, it's almost impossible to find a paleo-friendly trail mix and this recipe hits a homerun every time! My advice: double the batch from the start, it's that addicting! 

Ingredients you'll need: 

  • 1c of sliced almonds
  • 1c of raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2c chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4c maple syrup
  • 1/4c honey
  • pinch or two of pink sea salt 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add in all of the wet (melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and honey) ingredients.  Once fully combined pour mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Spread mixture evenly onto the tray and pop into the oven for 10 - 15 minutes. 

BE VERY CAREFUL not to burn your granola. 

Additional Add-in's

  • Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips - wait to add until granola is fully cooled
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Banana Chips
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Dried Berries