Crispy, sweet, and pleasing is what so many of us crave at certain times in a day. Because it is so nutrient-dense, my paleo, Grain-free Granola just so happens to be the answer to help satisfy that craving, helping us to avoid a junk food binge or a tempting fast-food run.
Another great thing is, this recipe is about as simple as simple can get. Its a super quick preparation of ingredients, and 10-15 minutes in the oven. I added chopped dried fruits (apricots and peaches), and seeds (pumpkin and sunflower) to give it a rich flavor and nutrient boost.
All in all, my Grain-free Granola is delicious! It's one of those enjoyable snack foods that's the perfect nibble to take to work, to enjoy as a post-workout snack, and to make as a gift.
This recipe makes a little over 2 cups
This recipe takes less than 25 minutes to make
This recipe is:
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2 cups of coconut flakes (or shredded coconut)
1/2 cup of your favorite seeds, and/or nuts
1/4 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
1/4 cup of your favorite dried fruits, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil or palm shortening, melted
2 tablespoons of water
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract or vanilla extract (optional)
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
Also, 1/4 cups of melted chocolate chips for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Stir well to thoroughly combine. Arrange granola on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden in color.
Remove granola from the oven. Drizzle with chocolate if desired. Cut into squares. Allow to cool down.
Granola will keep up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container.