Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Paleo banana bread granola

we love granola around here...but it ain't usually paleo, what with all those oats running around it.

so i did some research and smushed together a few recipes and came up with this...


for about 10 cups:

1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw cashews
2 cups raw almonds
2 cups raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground golden flax
1 whole egg
3T coconut oil, solid
2 cups shredded coconut (sweet or unsweet, up to you)
2 very ripe bananas
1/4 pure maple syrup
2T cinnamon
1T pure vanilla
generous pinch sea salt

dried fruit, totaling 1-2 cups

in  your food processor, grind up nuts until they resemble oats and no longer resemble nuts :-) add in sunflower seeds, flax and the egg...pulse a few times. dump into a big bowl and add oil, coconut, bananas, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt.

get your kids to mix it up since its really, really sticky :-)

drop tablespoon-sized clumps of it onto cookie sheets, leaving some spaces like in the below picture. pop it in the oven at about 250 degrees for about 1.5 hours or until as done as you like it. it will crisp up a bit as it cools.

add in your dried fruit and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container. enjoy with almond or coconut milk or over cultured almond yogurt.

feel free to customize ALL ingredients and ratios...it is uber-flexible.

thanks to www.againstallgrain.com for the recipe inspiration :-)

this is what it looks like as it's going in the oven:

nom nom

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