Special Diet - Created Date : 15.9.2019
Grain Free Paleo Granola
All the goodness of granola without the grains! This paleo granola is full of nuts and seeds and is sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. It is the perfect addition to your morning smoothie or yogurt bowl and is wonderful as a snack!
My love for granola is REAL. If you don’t believe me, just take a look here, here, here, or here.
But there’s an issue. Remember that whole ‘I have Celiacs thing’? Yea so most granola contains gluten. And technically you can buy gluten free rolled oats; but of all GF food, oats are one of the most gluten-contaminated gluten free foods.
Sorry for saying gluten so many times. #imtheworst
In addition to the contamination issue, I have noticed that I feel my best when I am not eating grains. My body doesn’t negatively react to them necessarily; but I can certainly tell a difference.
So, I have been on a mission to create the best gluten-free, grain-free, EVERYTHING-free, paleo granola.
And I did it.
I made this granola on Saturday morning and by the time I photographed it around lunch, I had consumed a fair amount – so much so that I am embarrassed to tell you. Ok fine. I ate a cup… yes an entire cup.
19 thoughts on “Grain Free Paleo Granola”
GIRL yes! i just found grain-free granola at tj’s & would so much rather make it from scratch at home. pinning this NOW. (also…it’s not normal to eat granola one cup at a time??? because i could have sworn….)
This is straight up crack. My husband and I cannot stop eating it! So much for will power. That flew out the window when this stuff came out the oven! I cannot wait to have a bowl of this in the morning with homemade vanilla Almond Milk! Recipe note: Added a pinch (1/4 t) of salt.
Thank you Jennifer! You just made my day with this comment. I feel exactly the same way – it’s dangerous to have in the house ?? I would love to hear more about the recipes you and your husband would like to see – can you fill out my reader survey? I would greatly appreciate it! https://goo.gl/forms/DVEm18SOawi3MQR32
Hi Katie. Yes, I have taken the recipe down now that I started my own business and am selling this product! If you are interested in trying the granola, feel free to use the code WELCOME for 10% off your first order!
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