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An easy grain-free granola recipe that is perfect for anyone following a gluten-free diet plan.
I am definitely not gluten-free. I eat plenty of bread, have a strict dessert-first motto, and even eat pasta on occasion.
That said, I also eat a lot of gluten-free things. Sometimes because I’m always experimenting with the latest food trends (yes, I know gluten-free is not new) but sometimes because gluten-free things are actually good. The grain-free world has definitely stepped up its game in the last few years, and the results are good.
If you ask me my favorite foods, nuts will definitely be on the list. I prefer nuts in chocolate chip cookies, and one of my favorite pies is pecan. I also love granola, especially with nuts.
So a grain-free granola recipe made with mostly nuts? Sign me up.
This is pretty easy and mimics the texture and flavor of granola made with oatmeal. I added blueberries and coconut, but you can add dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins if that’s your thing.
For the nuts, I used pecans (my fave!) and sunflower seeds, but you could use almonds or walnuts in place of the pecans. The sweetness comes from dates, so no added sugar, especially if you can find dried fruit with no sugar added.
As far as how to eat this, a little goes a long way. You can of course eat it like cereal with milk, but I find it better sprinkled on yogurt. It’s got a lot of nuts, so while it’s not unhealthy per se, it’s also not low in calories.
Stored in an airtight container, it should last a week or more and as long as it doesn’t smell rancid, it should be fine for a while.
Grain Free Granola with Blueberries and Coconut
An easy grain free granola recipe that is flavored with coconut and blueberries. Perfect for sprinkling on yogurt or eating as a snack.