[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

I put mint in my granola.

It’s weird. It’s awesome. And pretty darn good.

[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

Mint is a little unexpected when paired with the classic flavor of granola, but it totally works. I mean, we put it in cookies and bars, so why not granola? It adds that little pop of freshness that just brings it all together.


Grain-Free Vanilla Mint Granola

Granola is pretty much a staple in our house, I make big batches of it fairly often and then eat it throughout the week. It is super simple to make, and this grain-free version packs a serious punch of nutrition. It is loaded with almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. You can throw it on some yogurt, eat it with milk as a cereal, on top of smoothie bowls, or just straight out of the jar.

[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

I love making homemade granola for so many reasons. It is usually healthier than store-bought versions because you can control the ingredients, so you can know exactly how much sugar goes into it (there are also lots of hidden preservatives). It is versatile, so you can come up with any crazy flavors that your little heart desires. And it is so much more affordable! $8 for a tiny bag of granola?! I don’t think so.

[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

I wanted to do something different and make it grain-free to keep it a little bit lighter. You get lots of different textures from the many types of nuts and seeds that it contains. Y’all, I inhaled this by the handful. Make this. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, and every single snack. You will not regret it.


[Grain-Free] Vanilla Mint Granola

Yield: Makes about 5 cups


  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine the pecans, almonds, pepitas and walnuts. Pulse 2-3 times, to break up the nuts a bit. You don't want to turn them into flour, just enough to break them up into smaller pieces. (If you don't want to use the food processor, you could just chop them)
  3. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, and add in the sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Stir to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut oil, vanilla, peppermint, salt and cinnamon. Pour the liquid mixture over the nuts and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Transfer to a large, lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes. After 20 minutes of baking, check it and give it a stir.
  6. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

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