Grain-Free Superfood Granola

 

Mornings can be rough. Trust me, I know…

 

You’re tired and groggy and you don’t want to get up and make yourself a healthy, time-consuming breakfast. So you reach for the box of cereal. Pour a little milk on, and bam! You’ve got a breakfast. But there is a little voice in the back of your head who is calling out to you. It’s been nagging at you, but you’ve just ignored it.

 

It says, “What are you doing, eating this store-bought cereal junk?! You know better than that! You know that it will only give you a sugar rush, and won’t keep you full for more than an hour! Eat something healthier!”

 

We’ve alllll been there and we have all heard that little voice inside our heads! But we can ignore that voice no longer. We must listen to that voice, and respond,

“How about we make a compromise: I will eat a nutritious breakfast, but it will not be hard to make, or labor-intensive.”

 

“Sounds like a great idea, friend!” cries the voice, “But what in the world are you going to make?”

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“Grain-free Superfood Granola, of course!” you respond with delight. And you immediately begin you make your granola. Within five minutes the granola is headed for the oven, and in only ten more, it’s done! You pour the whole batch into a bowl (because it’s that good) and drown it in some almond milk. Then you munch, munch, much, until it’s all gone. Boy, was that delicious! You’re so pleasantly full! The little voice inside your head exclaims,

 

“Good job! I am proud of you! You have eaten a nutritious and delicious meal that will make your body strong. What a great way to start your day!” And you smile, because you feel great and you just had the best meal of your life.

 

The End.

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The granola is perfect on smoothie bowls. Look at this one I made! Recipe on Instagram, here!

Quick note: see below the recipe, for my favorite brands for ingredients to make this granola.

 

Grain-Free Superfood Granola
Serves 4
Vegan, Paleo
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup coconut flakes
  2. 1/2 cup lightly salted + roasted cashew pieces*
  3. 1/4 cup shelled, chopped walnuts*
  4. 2 Tbs hemp seeds
  5. 1 Tbs cacao powder
  6. 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  7. 1/4 tsp real sea salt
  8. 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  9. 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
  10. 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir until fully combined.
  3. Mix in the maple syrup.
  4. Spread your mixture onto the baking sheet. Make sure it is flatly spread out, into one even sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon onto the top of the granola. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Let the granola cool for at least ten minutes. The longer you let it cool, the crispier it will be.
  7. Remove your granola from the pan, and break it into bite-sized pieces. Serve!
  8. I like to store any left over granola in a large jar, at room temperature.
Notes
  1. *I used cashews and walnuts in this batch of granola, but feel free to use 3/4 cup of any nut you like! Sliced almonds work well, as well as chopped pecans. Experiment with it!
Goodies Against The Grain http://goodiesagainstthegrain.com/

Coconut Flakes

Cashew Pieces

Hemp Seeds

Cacao Powder

Ground Turmeric Root

Cayenne Pepper

Maple Syrup

Ground Cinnamon

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