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GRANOLA GOODNESS


This is my recipe for gluten-free granola, with a very high stealth-health factor. It’s packed with sustaining, nourishing foods for an active lifestyle like the one my family leads in the mountains of Colorado. It’s light, crunchy and delicious, but it’s very lightly sweetened, so add a drizzle of honey if you prefer it sweeter. The only grain is the gluten-free oats, and you can omit these if you’re grain-free.  You can also sub out the honey for maple syrup and omit the egg white if you’re vegan.

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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Combine these in a large bowl and set aside.

3 cups rolled oats (I roll my own!)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup raw hemp seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup cacao nibs
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon turmeric powder or Megafood Daily Turmeric supplement
Small sprinkle each of ground ginger and cinnamon
Scant teaspoon coarse sea salt







Combine these in a food processor and pulse 8-10 times to break up the full-size nuts, then add to the bowl of dry ingredients above.

2 cups raw sliced almonds
2 cups raw walnuts
1 cup raw or sprouted pumpkin seeds
1 cup raw or sprouted sunflower seeds



Whisk these together and add to dry ingredients, stirring well with a spoon or your hands.

1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons water
1 egg white
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Spread the mixture onto parchment-lined cooking trays, making a fairly flat layer of granola for baking - if you heap it too high, it won’t get perfectly crispy. Bake for about 20 minutes, tossing once at 10 minutes. Watch the coconut flakes - when they start to brown, it’s getting close to done!


Remove and allow to cool for five minutes on trays, then transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool completely. We usually store ours in large mason jars, where it will keep for several weeks at room temperature if stored in a cool place out of direct sunlight. 


My favorite way to eat it is with cooked brown rice, fresh berries, and a little bit of almond milk - the perfect energizing breakfast. I also grab a handful here and there for a snack, or even a little bowl for dessert when I’m trying to eat less sugar. 

Enjoy, and let us know if you try it!!

With love and tasty treats from us to you, 

 

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