Paleo Granola

by lisa | 27 August 2012 16:19


Probably the question I get asked the most is “But what do I eat for breakfast if I can’t eat grains (cereal and bread)?” I used to be a huge cereal addict and could eat the stuff for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I no longer think of needing “breakfast foods” anymore though and often I just have left overs. Most people are still stuck in the breakfast frame of mind when they start out on their paleo journey and they start out by eating lots and lots of eggs. Well, when you need a break from eggs or you are just simply craving a bowl of cereal, bake up a batch of this granola and it’s guaranteed to hit the spot. It’s also great for snacking on and throwing in your backpack or lunch box.


Place almonds and pecans (or any other nuts of your choosing) in a food processor and pulse a few times (but not too much). In a medium saucepan, melt the coconut oil (or butter) and whisk in the honey, vanilla, salt and almond butter. Pour this mixture into the food processor with your nuts and pulse a few more times to combine. Add cranberries (or dried fruit of your choosing) and the shredded coconut and pulse one last time. Spread mixture out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 150 C (300 F) for 20-30 minutes. Watch closely for browning as ovens vary. You can eat this dry as is, covered with coconut or almond milk like cereal or as a topper for fresh fruit.

Not Just for Breakfast



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