Low Sugar Nut & Seed Granola

I have 3 qualms about store-bought granola:

  1. added sugar, even when it’s natural sugar the grams can be through the roof.
  2. it’s not gluten-free.
  3. it usually tastes stale.

My superseed granola recipe comes together in just bout 20 minutes. It’s relatively low on the glycemic index and has lots of healthy fats. I highly recommend practicing mindful eating on this batch, as I’m working on it myself. I have a wicked habit of picking at it and then suddenly half the batch has been eaten.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled gluten-free oats
  • 2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Method:

Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, stir, then add coconut oil, coconut nectar, vanilla and almond extact.

Preheat oven to 325F, line a baking sheet with parchment or silicon.

Spread granola out fairly evenly, bake for 18 minutes.

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