Fruit, Nut & Seed Grain Free Granola {paleo}

There’s nothing like starting your week with a hearty and delicious breakfast — and the smell that will engulf your kitchen is the added bonus!

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This fruit, nut & seed granola is filled with goodness; like healthy fats and a plethora of vitamins and minerals. More good news? You betcha! It’s also gluten and refined-sugar free– sweetened with organic, natural honey. The dried fruit I use are unsulphured and sweetened with apple sauce or nothing at all. If you are “sugar-conscious” then be sure to stick to this kind of dried fruit (dried fruit is already high in natural sugars).

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Fruit, Nut & Seed Granola

Ingredients (Makes a mason jar full) 

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, shelled
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine almonds through sesame seeds. Set aside.

3. In a small saucepan, bring honey and coconut oil to a boil, stirring to ensure it does not burn.

4. Lower the heat; stir in cinnamon and vanilla and remove from heat.

5. Pour the honey mixture on the nuts and seeds and stir to coat.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread mixture out.

7. Bake at 250 for 50 minutes, stirring/shifting the mixture every 10 minutes or so.

8. Remove from the oven and transfer back into the bowl; add raisins, cranberries and coconut.

9. Stir to combine and allow to cool.

10. Enjoy on its’ own, with yogurt, oatmeal or topped on smoothies… you name it!

Notes:

Feel free to substitute nuts or dried fruit of choice.

To chop the nuts, I placed them in a large plastic baggy and used a kitchen hammer/mallet –> this thing to smash the nuts into smaller pieces.

 

Are you a granola fan? 

14 thoughts on “Fruit, Nut & Seed Grain Free Granola {paleo}

    1. I’ve been miserable at making granola but I figured out that it is best to cook it at a lower temperature… otherwise it burns sooo quickly. This recipe is super easy, hope you try it!

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