Seedy Grain-Free Granola
The base ingredient of granola is typically oats, which are a healthy, whole grain. I eat oatmeal a lot, so sometimes I want to take a break from eating oats. In the summer, I love making coconut yogurt bowls topped with granola and berries, and this is a great recipe to replace traditional granola. This granola recipe excludes oats and grain, so this recipe is fit for someone who may be following a low-carb, Keto, or Paleo diet. Additionally, this recipe uses seeds, which are nutrient-dense and affordable!
Makes 12 servings
Serving size: 1/3 cup
Ingredients for seedy grain-free granola
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- ½ cup dried fruit of choice
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp nut butter of choice
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 15-20 drops liquid monk fruit extract (can also use powdered monk fruit or stevia)
Directions for seedy grain-free granola
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Measure out the coconut chips, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed, dried fruit, and pumpkin seeds. Add in salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Melt coconut oil and nut butter in the microwave or in a saucepan. After this mixture is melted, add in liquid or powdered monk fruit extract. Mix well.
- Drizzle liquid on top of the seed mixture. With a spoon, gently mix the granola.
- Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet. Place in the oven, and bake for 5 minutes.
- Pull out after 5 minutes, and mix. Put back in the oven for 5 more minutes. Note: Seeds burn a lot quicker than oats or nuts do; be sure to keep an eye on it!
- When the granola has a golden color to it, the granola is done! Let cool before eating. Eat as a snack, with fruit, or on top of yogurt.
- calories: 189
- carbohydrate: 10.7g
- cholesterol: 0mg
- fat: 15.2g
- fiber: 2.8g
- protein: 5.8g
- saturated fat: 5.5g
- sodium: 81mg
- sugar: 4.7g
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