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GRAIN-FREE GRANOLA

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

With school opening in just a few weeks, I would like to share this delicious and nutritious recipe to help students start their day.

1 cup blanched almond flour

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1 cup unsalted raw hulled sunflower seeds

2 cups dried unsweetened flaked coconut

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup canola oil (expeller pressed)

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon clover honey

2 teaspoons natural unsweetened vanilla extract

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots or other unsweetened dried fruit

  1. Position rack in the center of oven.  Preheat oven to 300° F.  Butter a 15 x 10-inch shallow-rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (except dried fruit) in a large bowl.  Set aside.
  3. Warm oil, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan; add to the dry ingredients and mix well.  Spread mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring twice, or until golden brown.  Cool in pan on a rack, stirring often during cooling.  Mix in dried fruit.
  5. Store in a tightly sealed container.  Granola will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to 1 month in the refrigerator.  Serve it for breakfast with homemade yogurt and fresh fruit.   Yield:  About 7 cups

Source:  Comfort Cooking Without Grains and Refined Sugars, p.84.