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Delicious Coco Nutty Granola!

Delicious Coco Nutty Granola!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of having the same breakfast over and over. My typical breakfast, which I love, is a smoothie packed with berries, greens, cinnamon and coconut water. It’s so refreshing and cleansing first thing in the morning. I came upon this delicious and healthy granola recipe that I fell in love with! Most granola is packed full of fat and sugar, so this recipe is a better version with added taste:)

This healthy granola recipe will satisfy the most avid sweet tooth, plus it’s full of protein-packed nuts, superfood chia seeds and cinnamon, and the super-healthy fats of coconut oil. So when you find yourself snacking on handful after handful, you can munch guilt-free!

The brown rice syrup in this recipe is optional—I personally don’t sweeten my granola at all. Perhaps make half a batch with the syrup, half without, and see what you like. I like to eat this granola with yogurt–nice and chunky.

 Makes 5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds (preferably sprouted), roughly chopped (you can either use one type or a mixture)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 5-7 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup (optional)

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Combine all the ingredients, then spread evenly on a tray.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden, turning halfway through the cooking time. I like to bake mine until quite dark—the darker it is, the crunchier. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then eat while it’s still crispy.

Variation: If you wish to add rolled oats, toss 2 cups into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients, and add a little more oil and syrup.

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