Food

Grain Free Granola


I’ll admit I’m a terrible recipe developer (ugh) because I usually don’t measure anything and in the end it’s all about personal preference. I like to think of my recipes as guides or bases for you to add on to, depending on your own personal taste. This Grain Free Granola, for example, is basically just a bunch of ingredients thrown in a bowl, with a bunch of other ingredients melted to make the ingredients in the bowl sticky. Not groundbreaking and not something you have to be meticulous about!

If you prefer cashews over almonds, or want to add pecans, or don’t like coconut, or want to add in chia or flax seeds, or want to use maple syrup instead of honey, or prefer lighter and less sweet, or don’t want oil – you get where I’m going – those alterations are easy just as long as you make sure the final dry mixture is lightly coated in sticky sweet stuff before you pop it in the oven. I’d love to hear your variations on this in comments! xo

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Yields: 14 servings

Calories: 171

Carbohydrates: 11g

Protein: 3g

Fat: 13g

Sugar: 10g

Ingredients: 

1 cup coconut

1 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup sunflower

1/4 cup dried blueberries (I use apple sweetened)

1/4 cup dried cranberries (I, again, use apple sweetened)

1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 heaping tsp cinnamon (if you want it cinammony add more)

Directions:

Heat oven to 275 farenheit

Line baking sheet with parchment paper (important)

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl (except spices and berries)

In a small pot, melt together oil and honey over medium heat, adding cinnamon and vanilla and stirring to get even

Once oil and honey are mixed, pour over dry ingredients slowly, just until coated

Cook for 15 minutes and watch closely as it the granola can burn easily

After 15 minutes add the dried berries and cook another 2-3 minutes

Remove and let sit until cool, about 20 minutes (the longer the better)

Voila! TRY NOT TO EAT ALL IN ONE SITTING!