Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

Paleo Granola with Coconut and Almonds

paleo Granola“Whether you’re following a grain-free diet or not, this coconut, almond, and mixed seed “granola” is so good you’ll never miss the oats.”

~ Epicurious

Ingredients ~

  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 ½ cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shelled raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method ~

Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, if using, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom in a large bowl.

Cook honey, oil, and vanilla in a small pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot and easily pourable, about 1 minute. Pour over coconut mixture and stir to combine. Spread mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring once halfway through, until golden-brown and crisp, about 25 minutes.

Do Ahead ~

Granola can be made 1 week ahead; store tightly covered at room temperature.

~ With thanks to, May, 2016

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