This Paleo Granola is the perfect grain-free and gluten-free replacement for cereal and you can make it on the weekend and have it for your breakfast during the week. The best thing about this granola is that it will form clusters and will not get soggy when you add milk (nut or coconut dairy alternative).
4 cups nuts (I used macadamias, cashews, pecans and walnuts)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and apricots)
1 cup seeds (I used pepita and sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup organic maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Add nuts to a blender and pulse a few times to chop the nuts. I suggest adding a cup at a time if you have a high speed blender, otherwise you may end up with more of a nut meal.
Add the nuts, seeds, shredded coconut and dried fruit to a large mixing bowl.
Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat, remove from heat and add maple syrup, whisking to combine. Add vanilla extract and stir through.
Pour into the mixing bowl, stirring well to combine.
Spread the granola mixture on the baking tray and cook for approximately 30-35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes or until hardened. Break into chunks and enjoy on its own or with coconut or almond milk.
Serving suggestion. Try this paleo granola in my Chia and Berry Paleo Parfait.