Today we’re sharing another recipe from The Paleo Parents. We first posted one of their recipes back in March, Paleo Kid Approved Waffles (aka Frozen Waffles). The recipe for today comes from the same book as the waffles: Eat Like a Dinosaur. If you haven’t seen this book, even if you don’t have kids, CHECK IT OUT! There are over 100 Paleo recipes, each are accompanied with a picture, they are easy, fun, and delicious. If you do have children, each recipe has a symbol on the instructions, as to how kids can help! Simply, it’s just a great, fun, Paleo recipe book.
Bringing it back to this specific recipe, sometimes the hardest things to give up when you go Paleo, are the smallest and most basic food items, like cereal. A big bowl of granola cereal is often a favorite, but something that is full of sugar, grains, and sometimes chocolate chips, is not on the Paleo menu. There are several tasty “Paleo Granola” recipes out there, but this one is a favorite. So if you’re ready, let’s get started:
Paleo Parents “Grain-Free Granola”
1 1/2 cups of sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups of coconut flakes – chopped
1 cup of walnuts – finely minced, or pureed into a meal
1 cup of macadamia nuts – finely minced or pureed into a meal
1 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of fresh medjool dates – chopped to match size of cranberries
1/2 cup of coconut oil – melted
1/3 cup of honey
2 tsp of cinnamon
– Combine prepped: almonds, coconut flakes, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cranberries, and dates in a bowl
– In a separate bowl, or mixer, whisk together coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon
– Pour mixed honey, oil and cinnamon over combined nuts and fruit
– Stir this mixture well, until everything is evenly coated
– Spread mixture onto a WELL greased baking sheet (greased with coconut oil)
– Bake for one hour at 275°, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning
– After one hour remove granola and allow to cool
– ENJOY! Eat it plain, or in a bowl with hemp milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. Goes great with banana slices.
Whatever you have left over after enjoying, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several months.