Nutastic Paleo Granola

Paleo GranolaThis morning I headed off to work, deliciously satisfied after a bowl of this mouth wateringly good granola.

As the Paleo diet eliminates the typical “cereal” breakfast, granola is a fantastic alternative.

I found this recipe on Paleo Cupboard, which is an awesome blog/website about all things Paleo and with a little adjustment I have made it my own.

I served it with a chopped fresh pear to add some extra juiciness, but you can also add some almond milk.

Ingredients:

– 1 cup raw almonds
– 1/4 cup cashews
– 1/4 cup of macadamia nuts
– 1/4 cup of hazelnuts
– 1/4 cup of walnuts
– 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
– 1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
– 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
– 1/4 cup olive oil (or any other type like avocado, coconut)
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1 tsp. sea salt
– 1/2 cup of chopped dates
– 1/2 cup of chopped sultanas and apricots

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 150°.

2. Place the nuts and coconut flakes in a food processor or blender and pulse a few times to break into smaller chunks.

3. Microwave the oil and honey in a medium sized mixing bowl for about 30 seconds.

4. Add the seeds, nuts and coconut flakes and stir to coat.

5. Spread the granola mixture evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once or twice.

6. Remove from heat and add the raisins and sprinkle with sea salt, pressing the mixture together to form a flat surface.

7. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes or until hardened, and then break into chunks and enjoy.

The finished Product

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. jayme marie says:

    Again, you are inspiring me to make some changes! I am slowly phasing out excess dairy and gluten; when I do, I feel so much better. And if I start off the day like this, I am more likely to stay on track the rest of the day! Bookmarking this one, for sure…

    1. gingamusings says:

      Wow, Thanks :). I’m missing my carbohydrates but decided to add potatoes in today and that seems to have helped !
      Let me know how it goes.

      1. jayme marie says:

        I think I will keep potatoes on hand for quite a while! 😉

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