Nut-Coconut Granola

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Mom was right! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even when your grown up. Toss together this amazing paleo nut-coconut granola.

Nut-Coconut Granola
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
4 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 100% apple juice

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 1 cup pecans

  • ½ cup raw cashews

  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • 1 cup unsweetened raw chip coconut

  • ½ cup snipped dried cherries or unsulfured dried apricots, and/or unsulfured golden raisins (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a small saucepan bring apple juice to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in honey, oil, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.

  2. In a bowl combine nuts and pumpkin seeds. Working in batches, in a food processor cover and pulse nut mixture until broken into smaller pieces, adding coconut at the end to break up slightly. (Some nuts will remain nearly whole.) Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with juice mixture; toss to coat. Spread in prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden, stirring two or three times. Using parchment paper, lift granola out of pan; cool on a wire rack. If desired, stir in dried fruit. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
31g Fat
17g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 311mg 7%
Folate, total 15.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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