What to eat for breakfast and snack options are always the hardest to figure out when you are trying to lose weight and cut back on those grains and sugars.
I love Nom Nom Paleo’s recipes, they are yummy and easy to make! Here is my modification of her Tropical Paleo Granola.
Both of my daughters are allergic to oranges (and if you’re on a detox you can’t have oranges or if doing my anti-inflammatory diet) so I substituted lemon juice. I am also not a big fan of dates, so I used Turkish figs (use unsulfured dried fruits if you’re on a detox) and also used walnuts (Superfood!) instead of the macadamia nuts. You can have this grain-free Paleo granola on its own for a snack, or sprinkled on some plain Greek yogurt for breakfast (add ½ scoop vanilla protein powder for post-workout fuel!).
Here is the recipe:
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1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into small chunks
½ cup chopped Turkish figs (unsulfured)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp pure organic vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil, melted
3 cups raw almonds, chopped into small chunks (I just used a big knife to do this)
or you can use slivered or sliced almonds too
3 cups raw coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
½ cup organic sunflower seeds
½ tsp kosher or sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F with two racks spaced evenly. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine the almonds, coconut flakes, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and salt.
3. In a Vitamix or food processor, blend the pineapple, figs, lemon juice, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth. Pour in the melted coconut oil (do not microwave coconut oil. Just put it in a glass bowl, and place the glass bowl in another bowl with hot water). Spoon this mixture into the bowl with the nuts and stir until everything is evenly coated.
4. Divide the granola into two equal parts and spread onto the baking sheets. Spread thinly.
5. Bake in the oven for 90 minutes (check on it after about 30 minutes, toss the granola with a wooden spoon, and put back in the oven).
6. After 90 minutes, if the granola is not golden-brown, then keep it in the oven and keep checking every 5-10 minutes until it’s turns a nice golden. Be careful not to burn it or even get it too brown!
7. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before putting the granola into sealed containers. I use my big mason jars so I can keep one at home and one at the office.
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