Last weekend I made first first batch of homemade Paleo granola inspired by Sarah Wilson’s recipe. It’s so much cheaper than buying the stuff but the main reason for making it is, most bought granola’s contain oats 😦
- 4-5 tablespoons coconut oil – You need to melt in a pan.
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (though next time I think I’ll added another 1/2 tablespoons. It smells devine. Having said this, this is optional).
- 3 cups of almonds and walnut, chopped roughly
- 2 cups of cashews, pecans, pepitas, sunflower seed, chopped roughly
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (the other alternative is agave syrup of which i notice lots of health food snacks use of late). Once again, this is also optional. I prefer no sugar substitute as I have my granola with fruits which provide sufficient sweetness.
- The proportion of nuts is up to you. I preferred slightly more almond and walnut. I also added sunflower seed to the original recipe.
- Option 2 is to bake at 50-60 degrees and leave the oven on for 6-8 hours. This totally ensures that no nutrients are killed.
- Updated 18th Nov: Activate nuts by soaking them overnight in water.
- Preheat oven to 120 degrees. Keep temperature low to avoid killing nutrients.
- Updated 18th Nov: In a Thermomix or Food Processor roughly chop the nuts. If TM use speed 4 and no more. You do not want to turn the nuts to powder. Note: You do not need to chop the sunflower seed or pepitas.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper. Add the nuts and mix in cinnamon powder and coconut oil. Toss thoroughly.
- Bake for 1-2 hours or until golden. Tossing every 30min. Like Sarah I like my granola crunchy and golden.
I served mine with some fruits, coconut yogurt and almond milk. It tasted delicious. The whole house smelt lovely for hours.
I used bought Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt (natural flavour) from Thomas Dux. Mild coconut taste. Thicker than the normal yogurt so a small serving is suffice. This is probably good since it’s super expensive at $7.95 for 250grams. Please let me know if you know of a cheaper place.
This tastes fantastic and really reminds me of pre-Paleo muesli days. In actual fact, we bought some non-paleo granola for my in laws on the weekend. Had a taste and it’s close. Thanks Sarah for another fantastic recipe.