Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Paleo Granola

Granola is a staple in our house.  It can serve as a meal, a snack or even a dessert.  And it is definitely a must if you have kiddos around.   Jack (5yo) would eat this everyday if he could.  We've just recently given it to Sam (18mo) and he couldn't even be bothered to try to use a spoon to eat it with -- he just started using his sticky little fingers.  Most often, we serve it on top of home canned applesauce, peaches, or pears.  It could also be eaten with just a little almond milk or coconut milk.  Or maybe make some kind of smoothie and top it with this.  We also love it with fried apples and coconut ice cream.  Basically, it's good on top of anything.  It's versatile enough that you could switch up the spices (nutmeg? cloves?), nuts (walnuts? pecans?) and even add some dried fruit too.  Have fun experimenting!

Paleo Granola

10 cups nuts (we use sliced and slivered almonds most of the time)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together in large bowl.  Spread onto parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet or baking dish with edges.  Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.

1 comment:

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