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Breakfast,  Low Carb,  Vegetarian

Winter Grain-Free Granola

This Winter Grain-Free Granola is packed with lots of healthy fat, omega3s, and plant protein! It’s grain-free and naturally sweetened with honey. It’s perfect if you are on a gluten-free or low-carb diet.

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The mix of ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg make it a perfect winter or fall treat. It will keep you warm!

Substitutions.

  • Nuts – you can use any type of nuts; check your pantry and throw in whatever you have.
  • Honey – can be substituted with maple syrup if you want to make it vegan or stevia if you want to make it with zero sugar.
  • Dark chocolate chips – can be swapped for any chocolate chips or even a chopped chocolate bar.

It’s really easily customizable; you can switch ingredients and use whatever you have on hand.

Baking Winter Grain-Free Granola.

When baking the granola, be careful not to burn it. You might not see it, but you will definitely taste it later. It is easy to burn nuts, so be extra careful. Don’t worry if the granola doesn’t look like granola at first. It will all come together once it cools down.

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What to serve the Winter Grain-Free Granola with?

You can eat it with milk, just like cereals, or with yogurt. You can even top your ice cream with ii!

My favorite way to eat it is with Greek yogurt, topped with mixed berries or apple and cinnamon.

How to store the Winter Grain-Free Granola with?

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. You can store it in a fridge if you like your granola extra crunchy.

You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe bag; It will last for up to 3 months! Also, it will give this extra crunchy.

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Winter Grain-Free Granola


  • Author: Simply Paya
  • Yield: 13 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

This Winter Grain-Free Granola is packed with lots of healthy fat, omega3s, and plant protein! It’s grain-free and naturally sweetened with honey. It’s perfect if you are on a gluten-free or low-carb diet.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger, nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300F and place an oven rack in the upper half of your oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Chop all the nuts by hand, or pulse them in a food processor until roughly chopped. 
  3. Place chopped nuts in a large mixing bowl and add the flaxseed, chia seeds, coconut flakes, spices, and salt. Stir until combined. 
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Pour over the dry mixture and stir well to combine fully. The granola should have clusters.
  5. Spread the granola on the baking tray, and bake for 20 minutes. Stir it and return to the oven. Bake for another 10 minutes. 
  6. The granola will seem soft and sticky but will crisp up while cooling. 
  7. Allow cooling for about 30 minutes, then stir in the chocolate chips. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 5.1
  • Sodium: 0.1
  • Fat: 19.9
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2
  • Carbohydrates: 13.3
  • Fiber: 7.4
  • Protein: 3.9

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