Grain and Sugar Free Granola

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I have had a ton of food logs with granola and so many have gluten and are packed with sugar. So here is a grain free granola packed with seeds, nuts, coconut and naturally sweetened! Vegan, gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake
  • 2 cups slivered raw almonds (slivered almonds do best here)
  • 1 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • OPTIONAL: 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey if not vegan
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup dried blueberries (or other dried fruit)
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, nuts, chia seeds, flax seed, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the coconut oil and maple syrup and pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet (may require two depending on size) and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, add dried blueberries and roasted sunflower seeds and stir.
  5. Increase heat to 340 degrees and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
  6. The coconut oil will help this granola crisp up nicely, but be sure to watch it carefully as it browns quickly.
  7. Once the granola is visibly browned and done cooking (about 27 minutes total for me), remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in a container with an air-tight seal and it should keep for a few weeks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 cup Calories: 218 Fat: 18.5g Saturated fat: 3.6g Carbohydrates: 10.6gSugar: 4.8g Sodium: 24mg Fiber: 4.7g Protein: 6.2g

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