August 15, 2017
If you love granola that has a crunch but also a fair amount of chewiness to it, then this is right up your alley. You might be thinking, ugh, paleo granola? That means no oats, right? Yup! Don’t be fooled, though. I have converted even the staunchest of granola eaters to my paleo version and they are now hooked. I make this granola every Sunday for the upcoming week and it’s the easiest (I mean it) dish to make. There are a few tips scattered throughout this post that I find helpful to make this dish the best it can be.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
1 cup of raw almonds
1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit.
Tip #1: The first thing you want to do is pulse the almonds in your blender. It’s harder to break them up if you throw all the ingredients in together.
Then add the coconut flakes and pulse your blender again. These are the tougher ingredients that need a little extra help being chopped up.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients except the cranberries. They go in at the very end.
Blend well enough so that you have the exact ‘chunkiness’ you want.
In a pot, add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract and stir on medium heat until fully blended.
It’s so easy to do, you can multitask!
Next, pour the granola into the pot and mix well! Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix again.
Pour onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and spread evenly. Pop in the oven for 40 minutes. Pull out half way to mix the granola.
It should have a nice golden colour to it when you pull it out.
Now you can grab your cranberries and mix into the granola.
Let sit for about 10 minutes until the granola hardens and then pop in a nice big mason jar to enjoy throughout the week!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! Please let me know in the comments below if you decide to give this a go. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
To see how I like to enjoy my paleo granola for breakfast, go here.