GRAIN FREE PROTEIN GRANOLA
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds (or chia seeds/flaxseeds)
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raisins
1 scoop protein powder (I used Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Bone Broth Protein - use code recipes4health to save 20%)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup almond butter
2 tablespoon maple syrup (or any liquid sweetener)
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Combine the wet ingredients in a seperate bowl.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula to ensure all nuts and seeds are coated with the wet mixture.
Pour the granola onto a parchment paper lined pan, and use a spatula to spread it out onto an even layer. Press down with the back of a spoon or cup.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Let the granola cool completely before breaking it up as it will continue to further crisp and clump up (at least 45 minutes or you could leave it overnight).
Store in an airtight mason jar container. It will stay in the fridge for 4 weeks or store it in the freezer for 3-4 months!
Use any nuts and seeds on hand. I always switch up this recipe by using what's in my pantry. For example, try pecans, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts or peanuts!
Use any nut or seed butter on hand in place of the almond butter. I love using pecan butter, peanut butter or cashew butter. Try tahini or sunflower seed butter if you are nut free!
Maple syrup, coconut nectar and honey are all great options for sweetness. You can even omit.
The dried fruit can be substituted with whatever you have on hand. Try dried figs, chopped dates or dried cranberries!
Instagram Stories Walk Through: For those wanting a visual, I just made this on my story, so here's a quick tutorial on the grain free granola!
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