Friday, January 6, 2012

My Take on Grain Free Granola

Our family has discovered a wonderful diet lifestyle, the Paleo diet. We did it consecutively for two months and really loved how we felt, how our clothes were fitting and how delicious it was. Unfortunately we allowed the holidays to dominate our diet, and we threw healthy eating out the window for sugar and gluten. Yick. This week we are back to Paleo, and I want to share a delicious recipe with you.
I adapted it from this WONDERFUL recipe over at

1 1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds removed from their shells)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped cashews
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup fresh dates diced
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (Trader Joes has a delicious one)

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the honey and oil. Pour over the nut and fruit mixture mixing well. (I used my hands to really get it all over) Spread on a large lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees stirring once after 15 minutes.

This makes a yummy little snack, or better yet, pour in a bowl with your favorite non dairy, non soy milk, and enjoy the first bowl of cereal you've probably had since going paleo!

(awesome dishwasher spots on my plastic, right??!!)


  1. delish. i so need to look into doing paleo. i know it would make a difference.

  2. oh Ruth, it's such a good change. i never knew how yucky i was feeling eating gluten until i went gluten free...then had say...a burger. ugh. now if i would just throw in the exercise too...well...that's another story! :)

  3. I was just online trying to find new wheat free recipes when I caught this pinned in your board! Thanks for posting, I'm totally going to print this out and give it a try soon. It sounds good.

  4. Must give this a try, thanks