paleo granola

paleo granola and it’s suggested serving-yogurt parfait

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Granola is something that is super easy to make yourself and much healthier for you than the common ones you would pick up at the grocery store. All natural ingredients and no processed sugar, this is a perfect snack to bring to work or when you’re on the go. Normally, I don’t really aim to attempt any Paleo, Gluten-Free or any other fad diets out there but this is just so delicious that I had to share.

For those of you who haven’t heard of the Paleo diet, it basically takes out all the grains in your diet. You can read more about it here on Nom Nom Paleo who did a very nice blog post explaining the details of it.

The recipe we made was enough granola to last a family of four for a week, so you might want to change the recipe up a bit if making for fewer people. Also, I picked the nuts below based on my own taste preferences so typically you’d be fine adding or leaving out ingredients if you don’t like it. I also chose the different nuts based on their textural differences as I’d like a granola to have an interesting crunch to it. Believe me, once you try this recipe, you won’t be able to stop eating it.

Materials Needed: Baking Pan and Aluminum Foil

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pecans
  • 2 cups of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 dash of nutmeg
  • 1 dash of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all of your nuts with your spices together.
  2. Melt your butter in a pot and then add honey.
  3. Pour the melted butter-honey mixture into the mixed nuts and then toss to coat evenly.
  4. Spread the nuts evenly on a pan lined with aluminum foil and then throw into the oven at 420F for 5 minutes
  5. Take the pan out and mix the nuts around to ensure even browning and then throw back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. As the nuts are cooling, make sure to mix them around every 5-8 minutes so that the honey doesn’t stick all the nuts together into a brick.
paleo granola

remember to mix it while it is cooling, otherwise you’ll get a massive granola bar!

I suggest throwing this granola with your favourite yogurt or as depicted in my photo in a yogurt parfait. My personal favourite is just taking it as is when I’m out and about for a quick protein filled snack.

Happy Baking!

-The Piquey Eater

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