This is an updated Primal (I am editing this, as it is my understanding that this recipe, with sweetener, is more Primal than Paleo) version of my earlier Nutty Granola recipe, minus the oats (which are not consumed in a Paleo/Primal diet).
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup almonds, whole or roughly chopped
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- 1 cup finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup large flaked coconut, unsweetened
- 1 cup dried fruit – raisins, blueberries, cranberries, chopped apricots (optional)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine nuts, seeds, finely shredded coconut & cinnamon. In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, melt coconut oil. Pour over the dry ingredients. Stir well to combine.
Pour onto baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven, stir, place back in oven for another 20 minutes.
After the first 40 minutes, remove from oven, and pour granola back in your mixing bowl. Toss in large flaked coconut, and pour in maple syrup. Give another thorough stir to blend. Return to baking sheet and place back in oven for a final 20 minutes.
When nuts and seeds are toasty brown, remove from oven. Let cool. Place in airtight container, add dried fruit, close the lid and shake container to mix.
Enjoy with milk (dairy or otherwise – I like coconut milk) as a cereal, with yogurt, or dry as a snack.
Feel free to try other nut and/or seed combinations in this blend.