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Gluten Free and Low Sugar Granola Recipe

This is my super simple, but healthy granola recipe. Takes only a few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake and is my go-to healthy snack!

Many store bought granolas are very high in sugar. With this recipe, you are not only getting healthy fats, but also a highly satisfying snack while controlling the amount of sugar your adding.

I rarely follow this recipe exactly. Sometimes I add a little more or less of this and that. Vanilla extract is a good addition and I like to mix up the type of nuts and seeds I add.

Other options to add, include raisins, dried cranberries, figs and even dark chocolate chips.

I like using coconut oil in my granola because it can help boost the body’s ability to burn fat and it gives our brains quick energy. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides or MCTs which have been shown to enhance calorie burn. These fats are also highly satisfying and cleaner than manufactured oils which cause inflammation.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of mixed nuts and seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried chopped apricots (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 deg. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix nuts with salt and cinnamon.
  3. Melt coconut with honey. Stir.
  4. Mix coconut and honey with nut mixture.
  5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, then add shredded coconut.
  6. Bake for another 10 minutes until coconut is toasted.
  7. remove from oven and store in an air tight container once cooled.
  8. Enjoy!


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