One of my food weaknesses is definitely granola so I thought I would develop a recipe for a Grain-Free Granola for all of those who can’t have grains, are gluten-free, are following the Paleo Diet or are watching their carbohydrate intake. This recipe for Grain-Free Granola is super easy to make, and it’s full of my favorite seeds and nuts. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand as all of the nuts and seeds are easily interchangeable. This granola makes a great breakfast idea stirred into nonfat Greek Yogurt or with almond milk. It also makes a great afternoon snack, a healthy sweet to put in your children’s lunch, or a wonderful dinnertime dessert served with fruit.
1 cup no salt raw almonds
1 cup no salt raw cashews
1 cup no salt raw pecans
1/2 cup no salt raw pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup no salt shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1/4 cup pure honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 275F. Combine almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut and flaxseed in a large bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat honey, olive oil and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat until combined. Add to nut mixture, mixing well.
3. Place on a large lightly greased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool and serve immediately.