Paleo Parents’ Grain Free Granola

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It’s nice to have original blog posts and recipes, but I got to thinking about that.  Perhaps blogging is really just about getting good ideas more exposure.  And this granola from Paleo Parents is more than a great idea!  It has become a staple in our house!

The granola recipe I’m going to share is from Paleo Parents, and it really is super, duper delicious.  My kids devour it, and my husband swears I add some sort of grain. I found this granola recipe early in our eating transition, and I have never had the need to look for or try another.   If anyone tries this, too, I’d love to hear a comparison to other recipes out there.

I repeat, this is NOT my recipe.  It is from Paleo Parents, but it is so good, I want to share the word!  Drawing on my experience in making the recipe:

  • I have used both large flaked coconut and finely flaked coconut.  Both good.
  • I use the food processor to grind the macadamia nuts and walnuts very finely.
  • I have used all kinds of different nuts, rather than macadamia and walnuts, and all are good.
  • I usually use raisins, not cranberries.
  • I put the dates in my food processor and grind them up in there.
  • When I make it, it doesn’t seem to need the whole recommended cooking time.  It is better taken out when barely even just lightly brown.  SO WATCH IT CLOSELY!!  Set out to cool before putting it into storage.  By doing this, you’ll get clusters in your granola!

Lastly, I almost always double the recipe.

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Paleo Parents’ Grain-Free Granola Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 C walnuts, finely chopped or pureed
  • 1 C macadamia nuts, finely chopped or pureed
  • 1 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C fresh dates, diced
  • 1/2 C coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 C honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

So gather those granola ingredients together and head on over to get the instructions at Paleo Parents.  The super fun and kid-friendly instructions are there along with the cutest photos!  Please head on over to Paleo Parents website to check out all their awesome recipes and information!  You will enjoy it immensely!!!

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You may also be interested in:  Grain-Free Breakfast Ideas, Grain-Free Waffles, and Grain-Free Pancakes
Posts in the Draft Bin:  Spontaneous posts until all guests return from whence they came.  However, I’m formulating a list of FODMAPS that are GAPS legal for myself that I look forward to sharing.

10 thoughts on “Paleo Parents’ Grain Free Granola

  1. mummyflyingsolo

    LOVE THIS!! We will definitely be trying in my house. I’m so sick of the sugary selections at supermarkets! In the interest of sharing cool breakfast stuff and because I think you’ll like it with the type of diet you are on check out this gluten free bircher muesli recipe. It is sooooo good. I was eating it constantly for awhile. I think I might try and mix it up a bit now and have either granola or the bircher or eggs. Here’s the link: http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/07/bircher-muesli/ Have a peek around the website. I make a lot of her stuff and it is all great.
    Oh and BTW I love how you did the little hearts for kids can help steps. I will try this with Monkey. Thank you!

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      I printed that recipe! Thank you! All the ingredients, I think (I’ll have to look up a couple), are “legal.” And if not, easily substituted. It will be awesome to have another “cereal” in our repertoire! Thanks again so much! The little hearts are cute, and they are Paleo Parents’ idea and not mine! I love their site, too, and I think The Healthy Chef site looks great. I am glad you referred me! My mom, who has been making all kinds of sassy comments this week and trying to sneak out to a fast food restaurant told my dad, “Eat the granola. It’s good.” I was tickled!

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  2. homemakingwithheart

    I make one similar to this too – it has coconut flakes and walnuts which add the yummiest crunchiest texture along with the chewy rasins. mmmmmmm 🙂 Might have to see what other goodies are on this site you’ve linked. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Your welcome! Thanks for sharing all the sites you have! I come back to them often and tell others about them, too! It’s now what you know…it’s that you know where to go, eh! Happy Sunday!

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