Grain-Free Nut & Seed Granola
SERVES 10. HANDS-ON TIME: 10 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES.
1/2 cup raw unsalted pecans pieces ½ cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds ¼ cup hemp hearts 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp raw almond butter 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp raw honey 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp sea salt 2 cups dried unsweetened cherries or goji berries
1. Preheat oven to 250°F. In a food processor, pulse pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp and chia until broken down into very small pieces. Reserve mixture in processor.
2. To a small saucepan on low, add almond butter, coconut oil and honey; stir to melt and combine into a smooth mixture. Remove from heat and add cinnamon and vanilla.
3. Pour warm almond butter mixture over chopped nuts and seeds; pulse to combine.
4. Transfer the mixture onto a large rimmed parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir then turn off heat; leave baking sheet in oven for another 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on sheet. Stir in berries and store in a jar at room temperature (or freeze for longer storage).
PER SERVING (1/3 cup): Calories: 274,
Fat: 17 g, Sat. Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g, Carbs: 20 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 14 g, Protein: 6 g, Sodium: 65 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg