Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Best Paleo Granola

Granola can be so expensive it boggles my mind, and I hate it when the taste doesn't add up to the price. Then, if you add gluten free or Paleo in front of the name, you will be paying astronomical prices with an even worse taste. Well if you are like me, you'll love this recipe.

Best Paleo Granola
Why I like this recipe:
  • I purchase a large amount of almonds and pecans from Costco, and then chop them all in the food processor at one time. I put all the chopped nuts in a ziplock bag and measure what I need as I make a batch. This saves time chopping the nuts each time I want to make this recipe. 
  • This is my preferred granola recipe, regardless of whether I'm doing Paleo or not. It's so tasty!
  • One batch is enough for several breakfasts, so I have granola all week to help with the busy mornings.  
  • Also a create recipe to consider for a crowd or brunch event. 
Paleo Granola Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped almonds
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the almonds, pecans, coconut, seeds, and raisin into a large bowl and gently mix together. Then mix the remaining ingredients in a microwave proof bowl (or measuring cup), and microwave quickly for 15 seconds. Add the warm mixture to the nuts and thoroughly mix together.

Paleo Granola Baking

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and gently press the granola onto the sheet. Make sure to press down to the rim of the baking sheet and compacting together. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Allow the granola to cool for 30 minutes before breaking apart into desired consistency. Store in an air tight container until ready for consumption.

Finished Paleo Granola

The Best Paleo Granola


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    1. HA! Buddy, my dog, wishes he could have some! It is so good I refuse to share :)