Nutrient-Dense Granola

FullSizeRender-1-1We developed this recipe out of frustration. After hopeless searching for granola in the store, we concluded that most brands wouldn’t accommodate our diets, many were unnecessarily high in sugar, and the rest tasted bland while offering only ‘okay’ nutrition. We only had one option…make our own!

After long hours in the kitchen, taste testing and tweaking, we developed what is hands-down the tastiest granola we have ever had the pleasure of eating. The best part? This granola fits our allergy and dietary restrictions, all while meeting our ridiculously high-standards for nutrient content!

Our granola can be made in the oven, but is truly best (and most nutritious) when made at a low temperature, using a food dehydrator. We use an Excalibur 9-tray, and have found it to be far superior to any other brand. These dehydrators come with an optional timer, but as we generally are drying things for multiple days, we found the timer to be extraneous. Save yourself some money, and just go with the simplified version!

Warm, comforting, delicious with milk, yogurt, or dry as an on-the-go snack. This recipe allows for ample substitutions, depending on your needs. It can be paleo, ketogenic, low-fodmap, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and/or soy-free. It all depends on your creativity! Our recipe is flavorful,  high in fat, protein, and nutrients– all while low in carbohydrates.

Ingredients

Nuts and Seeds

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed nut butter
  • 1 cup macademia nuts
  • ½ cup dried edamame
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • ⅓ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ⅓ cup pistachios

Binding Agents

  • ½ tsp xanthin gum
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp molasses

Flavorings

  • ⅓ cup cocoa nibs
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp salt

Tools

  • food processor
  • dehydrator
  • wax paper
  • baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Process nuts and seeds lightly in a food processor, ensuring texture is maintained.
  2. Mix in binding agents and flavorings, until well combined. Spread mixture on to a wax paper lined baking sheet or dehydrator pan.
  3. Dehydrate around 125*F, until granola is crispy.
    1. Alternatively, if you do not own a dehydrator, place in the oven at the lowest setting. You will lose some nutrient content this way, but it will still be the healthiest granola you have ever tried!
  4. Break up granola and store in a seal-tight container.

Nutrient-Dense Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed nut butter
  • 1 cup macademia nuts
  • ½ cup dried edamame
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • ? cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ? cup pistachios
  • ½ tsp xanthin gum
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • ? cup cocoa nibs
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Process nuts and seeds lightly in a food processor, ensuring texture is maintained.
  2. Mix in binding agents and flavorings, until well combined. Spread mixture on to a wax paper lined baking sheet or dehydrator pan.
  3. Dehydrate around 125*F, until granola is crispy.
  4. Alternatively, if you do not own a dehydrator, place in the oven at the lowest setting. You will lose some nutrient content this way, but it will still be the healthiest granola you have ever tried!
  5. Break up granola and store in a seal-tight container.
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