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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Super Good (and Healthy!) Granola

I love adding granola to my yogurt.  I just love that extra crunch, and I do hope some added health benefits too!  Unfortunately, most store bought granola contains almonds, or the warning that there may be almonds.  And my hubby is allergic to I often just go without granola.  And then I realized, hey, I'm a recipe blogger, I should be able to make a granola recipe that I like that is almond free...and here we go:

Cranberry Walnut Granola (Paleo) | Addicted to Recipes2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup pumpkin seeds (raw or salted, whichever you prefer)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt (skip the salt if you use salted pumpkin seeds)

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons honey

1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped

Preheat oven to 300F.  Prepare baking sheet - cover with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix together the walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut and salt.

In a small bowl mix together the melted coconut oil and the honey.  Add this mixture to the nut and seed mixture.  Stir well.  Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle on the cranberries and dates.  Allow to cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container.

I took this granola to work, to my team it was an experiment, and they all seemed to like it :-)  My hubby and both like it, as does our toddler.  Our oldest hasn't tried it yet, he seems a little nervous about it.  But hubby and I are happy, and I will make this again (after all, it is almond free - yay!).


  1. This sounds delicious...thanks for sharing! I nominated you for a Sunshine Award. You can see the nomination post here:

  2. Mmmm...I love granola. Sometimes I just eat it with milk as cereal.

  3. This sounds really good! I have never tried coconut oil before.


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