Grain-Free Granola + Overnight Muesli

by | Sep 21, 2017 | Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Paleo

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!

Grain-Free Granola

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.

grain free granola

grain free granola
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Grain-Free Granola

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Meghan Livingstone

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Spread mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet, making sure to spread it evenly across pan.

  3. Bake at 325F for 20-25 minutes, mixing once after 10 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool.

Recipe Notes

Store in airtight jar for approx. 1 month.

Add in any other nuts/seeds/dried berries or spices that you like!
Keep an eye on the granola as it cooks - coconut flakes burn easily.

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!

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Overnight Muesli

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!

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 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!

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, add granola and chia seeds. Stir.

  2. Add nut milk and honey, stir, cover, and let sit overnight

  3. Once soaked (6-8 hours), transfer to bowl, top with fruit and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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!

Are you a granola or muesli lover?


by Meghan Livingstone

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2 Comments

  1. donna

    5 stars
    Is the overnight muesli recipe actually 4 servings?
    I guess everybody gets just a spoonful! 🙂

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    • Meghan

      Hey Donna! My mistake – little typo there. That recipe is for 1 serving. Of course though can be doubled/tripled to your liking 🙂 Just use more granola as needed.

      Reply

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for simple living, digestive wellness, and all things healthy and natural. I’m here to inspire you to create a life you love living.

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