Our family loves this homemade granola. Add it to a bowl of yogurt, use it as a cereal substitute or enjoy it by the handful.
This recipe has lots of room for variation. Adapt it to suit your dietary needs and taste preferences.
2 1/2 cups raw nuts, chopped (I use a combination of almonds and hazelnuts.)
1/2 cup pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds
3/4 cup coconut chips
2/3 cup almond flour or almond meal
2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut manna (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
raw honey, stevia or xylitol to taste (I use 1.5 tablespoons non-GMO xylitol.)
1/2 cup squash or pumpkin puree
1/4 cup almond butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
1. Combine chopped nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, protein powder, almond flour, spices, salt and sweetener (if dry) in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, combine squash puree, almond butter, vanilla and sweetener (if liquid.) I use a food processor.
3. Combine the two bowls and stir until all dry ingredients are well coated.
4. Place on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 110 degrees until desired crunch is achieved. This takes at least six hours in my dehydrator. (Alternatively, you may use your oven at the lowest setting but may lose some of the nutrients due to heat.)
5. Serve and enjoy!
My favorite addition to this recipe is a nice portion of Tiger Nuts. These high fiber legumes add lots of flavor and fiber. Learn more about Tiger Nuts here.