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Small Batch Grain Free Granola

Small Batch Grain Free Granola made with mixed nuts, coconut oil, honey and various seeds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup raw mixed nuts almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or 1 of each
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dried fruit of your choice I like using dried cranberries or a dried tropical fruit mix.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  • Place 1 cup of the raw mixed nuts in a mini chopper or food processor and chop so that you have some ground bits and small pieces. Put the mixture in a bowl. Throw in the remaining 1/4 cup whole nuts, seeds and coconut flakes.
  • Heat the coconut oil and honey (or honey and maple) together in medium size saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat and pour over nut mixture. Add the vanilla and sea salt and stir until evenly coated.
  • Spread the granola mixture evenly on the lined baking sheet and bake without stirring for about 25 minutes (check at 20). Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • At this point it might not seem done and will appear kind of wet. Let it cool completely. It will solidify more as it cools, but it won't get completely crispy.
  • Break it into pieces and add dried fruit.