Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crunchy Paleola (aka Paleo Granola)

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 60min

12C Raw, Unsalted Nuts/Seeds of Your Choice (I use walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachios, slivered almonds, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds) If you are able to have oats, you can do half oats half nuts/seeds
2C Unsweetened Coconut Shreds
2C Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1T Ground Cinnamon
1/2C Coconut Oil
1/4C Honey
1T Vanilla Extract
Optional: Freeze Dried Fruit such as Bananas, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries or Dried Fruit such as Raisins, Cranberries, etc.

In a large bowl, mix nuts/seeds/coconut/cinnamon thoroughly. In a small saucepan, heat oil/honey/vanilla until bubbly. Immediately pour over nut mixture and coat the mix quickly by scooping from the bottom and dumping it on top. Divide the mixture in half and place on two rimmed baking sheets. Cook for 1 hour stirring every 15min to cook evenly. Cool in pan and then transfer to gallon size plastic baggies and store in frig.

**Callie, one of my friends, suggested an optional step of drizzling honey on top of the granola while it cools on the pan to get bigger crunchy clusters. Sounds good to me!!

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