Steve’s Paleo Krunch Copycat Recipe

When I was doing strict paleo, I was obsessed with Steve’s Paleo Krunch. I once ate an entire bag at work, which I then realized is over 1,000 calories.  Whoops.  Anyway, these bags aren’t cheap, so I went on to make a copycat recipe.  I only make it every once in a blue moon since it’s pretty high calorie from all the nuts, but the paleo factor makes up for it in my mind.  It also doesn’t have all that extra crap in it.  Check out this granola-

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Sugar, soy protein isolate, canola oil, dextrose, refiner’s syrup, soy lecithin and natural flavor…no thank you.  Check out my ingredients below.

Recipe adapted from


Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 c raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1.5 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 cups raw slivered, chopped, or sliced almonds
  • 3-4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (can also use honey, but I think it tastes better with maple syrup)
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
    • This is to lightly coat the granola to keep it from sticking to the pan
    • Use at least 1/2 c – I tried to skimp to save calories and it stuck terribly


  • This makes a lot of granola (for 1 person), so I usually halve the recipe
    • FYI- half of 3/4 c is 1/4 c + 2 T
  • Buy your ingredients at the receptacle bins at the grocery store so you can buy just enough of each ingredient and it’s not as expensive



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients and then stir in all the wet ingredients
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spread the granola out onto it
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes
  5. Let cool for 5-10 minutes

I like to eat it with unsweetened almond milk to get my cereal fix, but you can also put it on top of yogurt, froyo, or eat it as is. I also like to add some fresh fruit – strawberries and raspberries are my favorite, but blueberry and banana would be great too.



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