Grain-Free Fruit-N-Nut Granola

Grain-Free Fruit-N-Nut Granola

 

 

RECIPE: 

1 C sunflower seeds (sprouted and dried if you can)

3 C mixed nuts (any combo of almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios)- coarsely chopped

1 C unsweetened shredded coconut

½ C blanched almond flour

1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

½ C unsweetened applesauce

½ C coconut oil

¼ C honey

20 drops of liquid stevia (or more honey to taste)

1 cup of any combination of dried cranberries, cherries, golden raisins or chopped apricots

 

  1. Combine nuts, almond flour and spices in bowl.
  2. Whisk together coconut oil, applesauce, honey and stevia.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until well combined.
  4. Spread mixture out thin onto greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Add in dried fruit and let cool and crisp completely on sheet before putting in mason jar.

 

(Adapted from this recipe to make it a GAPS-friendly granola)

NOTES:

  • I make this in a double batch while all the ingredients are out so it can last a while!  We all love it! Sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream, handful for a snack, or topping bananas and PB- it’s a great treat!
  • Can store room temperature, or if you eat it slowly, in fridge.
  • Have applesauce get to room temperature before combining with coconut oil so that oil doesn’t harden when it touches the cold apple sauce.
  • Watch the granola closely after 20 minutes, it will brown quickly.
  • Get creative: could add sesame or poppy seeds, or even gogi berries, cacoa nibs or dried blueberries!
  • Soak nuts/seeds prior to making this granola to make it more easily digested and nutritious.
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