If you’re like me and enjoy or prefer eating grain-free but love the cozy comfort of oats, then these Grain-Free Granola and Overnight Muesli breakfast recipes are perfect for you!
Granola seems to be everywhere right now and I have to say, it’s been a very long time since I’ve actually eaten it (mostly because it’s been ages since I’ve had oats!)
I’ve thought about making grain-free granola in the past but haven’t really had much of an interest in them, until recently when I really wanted to switch things up in the morning, and oh my is it ever easy.
You basically take a few nut or seed basics, mix ’em in a bowl and call it a day. This paleo granola recipe is extra fun because you can also use the same ingredients to make overnight muesli, too!
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries, or mix of both
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp unpasteurized honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
In medium sized bowl, mix together all ingredients except coconut oil and honey. Once combined, add coconut oil and honey and mix until evenly coated.
Spread mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet, making sure to spread it evenly across pan.
Bake at 325F for 20-25 minutes, mixing once after 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Store in airtight jar for approx. 1 month.
Best ways to enjoy this grain-free granola:
- A splash of nut milk
- Topped on a smoothie bowl
- Topped on coconut yogurt or kefir
- Eaten with berries or banana slices
- Eaten on its own!
What’s better than making a big batch of granola mix, and being able to use it in more than just one way? This super simple overnight muesli recipe uses the same ingredients as the granola with the addition of chia seeds. So easy and so yum!
This overnight muesli recipe uses the exact same ingredients as the granola recipe above but with the addition of chia seeds, and instead of baking it, you let it soak in your favourite nut or coconut milk overnight until it’s soft and ready to be enjoyed!
- 1/2 cup granola (uncooked, recipe above)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4-1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp honey *optional
- your favourite chopped fruit for topping!
In small bowl, add granola and chia seeds. Stir.
Add nut milk and honey, stir, cover, and let sit overnight
Once soaked (6-8 hours), transfer to bowl, top with fruit and enjoy!
You can use any other nuts/seeds/spices/fruit that you like.
You don’t need too much of this muesli to feel satisfied! I know for myself I can’t overdo it with nuts or seeds, so just half a cup will do with a side of fruit! If you have a sensitive gut, I recommend soaking the nuts and seeds (4-6 hours), draining, rinsing, and then making the muesli for enhanced digestion.
Let me know if you give these recipes a try, and be sure to tag me on Instagram if you share a photo! @meghanlivingstone or #meghanlivingstone
Click below to watch the full recipe video!