If you're following a paleo diet or anti-candida diet, you may be looking for delicious grain-free alternatives to your typical snacks. I am all about finding alternatives to my favourite foods that are more nutrient dense and better for my body and goals! Try this grain-free granola out, you will not be dissappointed!
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw pecans
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup pure organic maple syrup
2 tbsp vegan vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
dash of sea salt
Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor or blender combine your nuts and pulse until nuts are roughly chopped but not ground.
Transfer these nuts into a large bowl and add in your pumpkin seeds. Mix together.
In another bowl combine your coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pour this over your dry nut and seed mixture and mix.
Add your spices and chia seeds and mix again.
Spread your mixture evenly onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes,
Remove from oven and toss the mixture until it has flipped sides. Place back in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes.
Once time is up, remove from oven and let cool.
Once cooled, place your granola in a bowl and mix in 2 tbsp of your vegan vanilla protein powder. This will help prevent the mixture from sticking together and also adds a nice sweet vanilla flavour. (I used Genuine Health Vegan Vanilla protein).
Store in a seal tight container in the fridge and enjoy on its own or mix it into your morning cereal, smoothies, coconut, cashew oor almond yogurt, or with fruit!