Wintertime Granola

granola yumI’ve always loved granola. Because, really, what’s not to love? But without oats or grains, even the idea of granola didn’t compute. I finally tried Paleo Krunch, which was super yummy, but the price tag was enough of a deterrent that I decided to make my own.

I love this grainless granola. It’s easy, it’s very customization, and the house smells like yum. I’ve done it with either honey or maple and both work. I’ve also baked at a higher temp, but then you need to stir more often, and, well, I forget. It’s currently my favorite snack with an apple or another piece of fruit.

You could, of course, give this away as a gift, but I tend to go through it so quickly that hasn’t yet happened.

Enjoy!

4 cups of raw nuts or seeds: 2 cups almonds, and 2 cups combo of sunflower or pumpkin seeds, cashews, pecans, walnuts or hazelnutsgranola ginger

1/2 cup crystallized ginger

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

1-2 droppers full of stevia (I like the English toffee flavor but plain is fine)

1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp sea salt

Pulse the nuts and seeds until you have smaller, 1/2 cm chunks or smaller. Chop the ginger into small pieces. Melt 1/4 cup coconut oil in a glass measuring cup, and then add honey until it hits 1/2 of a cup total. Mix together, add in the stevia and spices.

Pour over the nuts and seeds and ginger and spread out on 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment.

Bake at 275 for 45 minutes, stirring at occasionally. If your oven is tempermental, swap the position of the sheets midway.

Portion out in containers and enjoy!

Note: it does work without the stevia, but it’s much better with it for a little extra sweetness.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I’ve studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I’ve been GF for years, and I’ve got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn’t keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food.
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2 Responses to Wintertime Granola

  1. This sounds so delightful, Cheryl! I have all the ingredients. I’m still not on the stevia train, but I wonder if the English toffee version would change my mind. 😉

    Shirley

  2. Shirley,
    I’m enamored with all things English toffee. I find that stevia works best in recipes like this with other sweeteners and flavors like the pumpkin pie spice and ginger, so any slight funkiness gets masked.

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