Monday, July 30, 2018
Simple Homemade Granola (Grain Free, Protein Packed!)
While we were on vacation earlier this year, I fell in love with the breakfast offered by our hotel. My favorite being their yogurt parfait topped with granola. I ate it every morning, very slowly, as I savored each bite. I had no idea granola could taste so good!
Imagine my delight (sarcasm) when I realized how much sugar and carbs most granola had be it homemade or store bought.
Enter low carb granola! Easy, delicious, and just as crunchy at traditional carb laden granola.
The real kicker, though? There are no oats involved! Now, I love me some oats, but when I tasted this almond flour concoction, I was fairly certain angels started singing with each bite. ;)
Simple Homemade (grain free) Granola
1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
1 Cup Almonds, slivered
1 Cup Coconut, shredded & unsweetened
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1 Cup Almond Flour, blanched
Cinnamon to taste (I added approx. 1/2 teaspoon)
1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt Flakes (you can add a little more for a more sweet & salty mixture)
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 325. Rub a little olive oil over a 13x9 Casserole dish to prevent sticking.
Mix all ingredients together until maple syrup has been fully incorporated. Your mixture will have clumps.
Bake for 16-20 minutes or until mixture turns golden brown.
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