Coconutty Granola

coconutty granola

Many many years ago, when I was at the start of my health journey, I was eating a lot of granola. It was gluten free and other ingredients that I thought were healthy. It was definitely a step in the right direction.... however, it was loaded with sugar. And sugar was one of the main offenders contributing to my health challenges.

So I started making my own. And oh my goodness, I couldn't believe how easy it was to make. Seriously easy.

I became kinda addicted to making my own granola, making it every few weeks in large batches. I mean, how good does this look?!

coconutty granola

It's been a while since making granola and so recently I became inspired to make something new. And I was reminded about how much I love granola!

Because I packed it with such healthy fat, its very filling. Trust me, a small bowl will do. Serve it over yogurt (coconut yogurt if dairy free) or with homemade nut mylk to amp up the nutrient content. Here are two recipes that I make all the time (no soaking required!):

coconutty granola

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp medicinal mushroom powder (optional but recommended. Read more on mushrooms here)
  • 1 tbsp true cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (or other dried fruit of your choice)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bow, add oats, coconut, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews, mushroom powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Mix together.
  3. Add melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix together making sure dry ingredients are well coated with wet ingredients. 
  4. Transfer mixture to baking sheet and evenly spread out. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from baking sheet and stir in raisins. Keep in an air tight container for up to one week.

What are your favourite granola recipes?

Much love,

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