Vanilla Honey Granola

As I prepare for the fast-approaching start of my master’s degree program on July 6th, I am eager to find ways to maintain my clean eating regimen while having less free time.  I have created a tasty granola recipe that is multi-purpose and super easy to prepare.  It also creates very few dishes, which is always one of my goals!  I do not mind cooking- I actually enjoy it when I can be creative and am not hard-pressed for time, but dishes, those are not my cup of tea!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do 🙂

Vanilla Honey Granola

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low FODMAP, Low Thiol, Egg-Free, No Refined Sugar, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, SCD, GAPS, SIBO-Specific Food Guide

vanilla honey granola


  • 2-3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (I like Redmond Real Salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, add melted coconut oil and while still hot, stir in honey.  Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Spread mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minute, stirring granola once or twice.  Watch carefully to avoid burning.
  5. Allow to cool.  Transfer to a sealed container and store in cabinet or fridge.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Sprinkle atop acai bowls
  • Add to a trail mix
  • Serve with nut milk & berries

5 thoughts on “Vanilla Honey Granola

  1. Sounds very yummy… 🙂
    I wonder if you know if there is any chance one could see if honey has more, or less fructose, or glucose, going by if it is liquid or solid? I just cant find any information on that where I live.
    Also I was wondering, do you recomend a recipe like this, or other similar ones, for maintanance when your symptoms are low to none, or do you think it is ok when your SIBO is severe to?
    Maybe I’ve missed a blogpost or two, but I was also wondering how you are doing now. Do you have your SIBO under control? Are you symptomfree? Other digestive problems? What else are you doing to heal and keep your symptoms under control?
    Thanks for a great blog!
    //. Patrik


    • Hi Patrik,

      I know Dr. Siebecker has some information on honeys (such as clover) that have a better glucose:fructose ratio to reduce SIBO symptoms/carbohydrate malabsorption. I am not sure about whether it would make any difference whether the honey was liquid or solid. I think that this recipe could be tolerated by those with active SIBO due to the small quantities of problematic foods, but as you likely know, it is all so very individual.

      I do have my SIBO very under control at this point. I rarely have to take any antimicrobials, but do still take a prokinetic and intestinal permeability support (Colostrum). Other things I am taking at the moment include sunflower lecithin, VSL#3 probiotic (I had not taken probiotics in almost a year, but it is really helping!), thyroid & adrenal support, and cod liver oil. I have actually been having bowel movements twice daily for the past week! It is awesome! My diet has been able to expand quite a bit more (especially in terms of whole grains). I am eating a little avocado on a daily basis now- but notice that it does cause some gas. I am exploring low dose frequent dose oral chelation, but it seems to exacerbate my symptoms (which is normal).

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