Thinking about heading out for a long hike or want a quick recovery snack after workout? This recipe is part of the paleo diet and gluten free!
1½ C coconut flakes 1½ C slivered almonds ½ C sunflower seeds ½ C cashew pieces ½ C pecans, coarsely chopped ½ C pumpkin seeds ½ C finely shredded coconut ¼ C coconut oil 1 T honey 1 T maple syrup ½ t vanilla extract 1 t ground cinnamon ½ t sea salt ¼ t ground nutmeg
Recipe Key C = cup T = tablespoon t = teaspoon oz = ounce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. In a large bowl, combine the slivered almonds through shredded coconut. Microwave the coconut oil, honey, maple syrup and vanilla in a small microwave-safe glass bowl for 20 seconds. Whisk the oil mixture, blending it thoroughly, and then pour it over the nut-seed mixture and stir until the nuts and seeds are completely coated. Spread the nut-seed mixture out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 3 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven; sprinkle the cinnamon, salt and nutmeg over the nut-seed mixture; and bake for another 3 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool. Serve it at once or store it in airtight container. The granola will keep for up to 2 weeks in airtight container and for a month or longer if stored in freezer.
Variations: Feel free to mix and match ingredients to come up with your own version of portable goodness. Add in some dried fruit after baking the granola to bring in a bit more sweetness and an interesting texture.
Source: Reprinted from the book The Paleo Summer Survival Guide