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My Favorite Granola Recipe(s)

Sugar and grain free Granola

I love, love, love a good granola. I usually like to opt for granolas with less sugar. And sometimes, my body doesn’t want the carbs from the oats of a traditional granola, so I like a really low-carb option. So, here are two of my favorite options.

I really love that these recipes are super customizable. You can add anything that you’d like into these recipes – maybe some goji berries, mulberries, cacao nibs, hemp hearts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds – the bowl is your oyster! Switch out the nuts for whatever you prefer, maybe switch up the spices, adding some nutmeg, allspice, or other warm spice to suite your preferences. Go “nuts”!

Sugar-Free Granola

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon stevia
  • ¼ cup nut butter of choice
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (not instant)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325F
  • Add the nut butter of choice, coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, stevia, and salt to the base of a large mixing bowl, and whisk together
  • Pour in the remaining ingredients into the bowl and make sure everything is evenly coated.
  • Spread onto a parchment-lined baking pan
  • Bake for 20 minutes, remove and toss the granola, then return back to the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • If adding some extra toppings (goji berries, mulberries, dried cranberries, chocolate, cacao nibs), add them in once you remove the granola from the oven. Toss everything super well to combine
  • Enjoy with milk, over yogurt, ice cream, or with fresh fruit

Low Carb Granola

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup raw pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon powdered stevia
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Put the nuts, coconut, and seeds into a large mixing bowl and mix well
  • Add in the cinnamon and powered stevia, making sure to mix well.
  • Add in the coconut oil last, and mix well to make sure each piece is coated in the oil
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove and toss the granola, and then bake for an additional 2-4 minutes. Keep an eye at this stage to make sure the granola doesn’t burn
  • If adding some extra toppings (goji berries, mulberries, dried cranberries, chocolate, cacao nibs), add them in once you remove the granola from the oven. Toss everything super well to combine
  • Enjoy with milk, over yogurt, ice cream, or with fresh fruit.

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