Grain Free Granola

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There are so many good, yet so bad-for-you varieties of granola out there. Many of them (including a lot of the marketed “healthy” ones) are pretty much sugar – or worse yet, high fructose corn syrup – with a side of oats, some dried fruit and nuts.

This granola consists primarily of a mix of chopped nuts, seeds and coconut flakes and is completely free of sugar and grains. It is crunchy and a nourishing and filling alternative to store-bought granolas and is rich in healthy fats and plant-based protein, which will keep you satisfied all morning. This granola is also great for those who travel a lot and makes a great on-the-go snack on its own or drizzled over a small tub of yogurt for a filling breakfast idea when you’re away from your kitchen.

Serving suggestions…

  • Serve with unsweetened Organic Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Serve with chilled coconut or almond milk
  • Enjoy it on its own as a healthy on-the-go snack
  • Sprinkle over blueberries or peaches and bake for a simple & healthy crumble
  • Use as topping for baked apple. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with a little yogurt or fresh cream

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Grain Free Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond flakes
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 4-5 drops liquid stevia or 1 tbsp natural sweetener (honey, coconut sugar, xylitol etc.)
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean or extract
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 150 C (300 F).
  2. Combine all the nuts, seeds and coconut in a bowl and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs white, vanilla bean/extract, coconut oil, sea salt and stevia/honey until it becomes slightly fluffy.
  4. Pour egg white and coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well (don't be afraid to use your hands to make sure all the nut mixture is covered.
  5. Spread out the granola mixture in a semi thin layer on a piece of non stick parchment (note: it is important that the mixture is somewhat even in thickness as this will prevent certain areas from burning while other parts coming out too soft).
  6. Place in the middle of the oven and bake at 150 C for 7-10 minutes until the granola is golden brown and fragrant.
  7. Remove from oven and turn the granola over to ensure all of it gets cooked.
  8. Bake for another 4-7 minutes until all the granola is golden brown in colour. Make sure to keep a close eye on it during the last minutes to prevent it from overcooking.
  9. Remove from oven again and leave to cool completely before breaking apart the larger pieces of granola to the size you want.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

 

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2 Responses to Grain Free Granola

  1. Kacey says:

    so excited about this one!!!!! and it seems like one that i might even be able to do 😉 thanks regina!!

  2. Yolandi says:

    Thank you, this is an excellent recipe and one can easily include some dried fruit, etc.
    I have tried many granola / grain-free-granola recipes, but this one is thee nicest so far and also much healthier.

    Thanks again.

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