Make a healthy granola recipe the Paleo way using a variety of nuts and seeds instead of the usual grain.
Most people seem to only have time to grab a bowl of cereal on their way out the door these days, so why not learn how to make a Paleo granola recipe for a change.
Ideally, a healthy granola recipe will be made using ingredients that have been treated in a way that preserves it nutrients and doesn't upset your tummy. Healthy breakfast cereals should focus on deactivating anti-nutrients found in plant foods like nuts and seeds to ensure a healthy bowl of cereal.
Paleo Granola Recipe
1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 cup of Organic Honey
1 tsp. of Ceylon Cinnamon
2 1/2 cups of Organic Mixed Raw Nuts (no salt)
1 1/2 Tbsp. of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup Organic Raisins
1/2 cup Dried Organic Cranberries
Warm the oil, honey, and cinnamon together. Stir well.
Pulse the nuts in a blender or chop until the desired size.
Put the chopped nuts into a big mixing bowl.
Then add in the chia seeds and the dried fruit.
Pour warm honey liquid over the nut and dried fruit mixture.
Stir mixture and spread onto a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 225 degrees F for approx. 20 minutes. Then cool.
Break into granola sized pieces.
Granola will store nicely in a glass container.
I like the variety of nuts used in this Paleo granola recipe.
However, I would avoid using the microwave at all costs and choose a less harmful way of melting the coconut oil with the honey.
You should also use raw healthy
nuts that have had their anti-nutrients deactivated by soaking or sprouting.
I like that she uses a lower temperature to preserve as many nutrients as possible in this granola recipe.
Minimize Anti-nutrients in Healthy Granola Recipes
It's important to note that paleo cereals that have been soaked or sprouted will help to release the unwanted anti-nutrients that will interfere with digestion. I cannot stress this enough!
Nuts and seeds contain a lot of anti-nutrients that must be deactivated in order for your body to receive nutrients such as minerals from these plant foods.
Raw Healthy Granola Recipe
4 cups of Soaked or Sprouted Raw Organic Nuts & Seeds
1 cup of Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp. Sea Salt (optional)
1 cup Liquid (50% Raw Organic Honey & 50% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or 40/60)
2 Tbsp. of Fermented Raw Cacao Powder
1 Tbsp. of Organic Vanilla Extract
1 to 2 Tbsp. of Ceylon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Organic Dried Fruit (optional)
Chop your nuts until the desired size is reached. Then put nuts, coconut flakes, and seeds into a bowl - add the dried fruit if desired.
Melt the coconut oil and honey together on very low heat. Stir in the vanilla, spices, and cacao powder.
Pour melted liquid over your dry mixture and stir to coat evenly.
Place on lined dehydrator trays and dehydrate at no more than 100 degrees F for 12 to 24 hours.
When done the granola will feel a little sticky, but will set when it cools.
This is the way that I would make a healthy granola recipe - using a dehydrator.
Soaking, sprouting, and low temperature cooking are the methods used to produce a more nutrient dense and better quality granola recipe.
Healthy cereals should also not contain any chemical toxins like pesticides and herbicides. Use organic nuts and seeds whenever possible.
As a warning, these cereals taste so good that they may become addicting. However, you can lower the amount of sugar in recipes to make them less addicting.
Have a Balanced Breakfast
To have a more balanced breakfast I would use raw grass fed whole milk to go with my healthy granola recipes. If you want a lower carb bowl of granola in the morning, mix raw cream with a little raw grass fed yogurt in place of the milk.
I personally would not use nut or seed milks here or you'll end up with way too much omega 6 fatty acids!
Remember, healthy granola recipes that actually contain live and available nutrients are the ones that will actually feed your body and get you off to a good start in the morning. Breakfast is the "Most Important Meal of the Day" - so they say!