I have been craving cereal. Watching Charlie eat her Raisin Bran or Cheerios in the morning makes me wish I was eating some cold and crunchy too. It also made me think why am I not having her eat non-processed, natural sugar cereal also?!? Duh! Turns out the expensive granola in the store is expensive for no reason. I mean, the nuts are pricey, but I got mine in the bulk section and two of the three were on sale so I stocked up and will keep them in the freezer until ready. This recipe makes a lot... I am sharing with my mom and sister. The largest container is a mason jar, the smallest a jelly jar, and this is all of the granola I made in one batch. Because Paleo doesn't have serving sizes I am guessing this is 8-10 servings.
Ideas for eating it: with almond milk, with my "ice cream" recipe, with berries and milk, with plain chia seed pudding... or literally just as a snack!
I mixed it in a large bowl with a spatula... it doesn't have to be perfect.
Makes 8-10 servings
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- 1 cup Sliced Almond
- 1 cup Chopped Pecan pieces
- 1 cup Chopped Walnut pieces
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup Dried Fruit (I used unsweetened cranberries- but you can use raisin, dried cherries, etc.)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 2 Tbsp Nut Butter (I used sunbutter)
1. In a big bowl mix all of the ingredients.
2. Pour onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes stirring half way through. The color will be a golden brown.
3. Let it cool completely and store in air-tight containers.