Grain free alternative to Granola.
Preheat 320 oven.
In a large mixing bowl put:
1 cup each of four of your favorite Nuts. I like Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, and Cashews, Be sure they are raw and unsalted.
1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds.
1/4 c raw shelled pumpkin seeds.
1/4 c raw shelled sunflower seeds.
1/4 c chia, flax or sesame seeds.
pinch of pink himalayan salt
Toss the above all in the big bowl.
*Optional. Roast 1/4 C unsweetened coconut flakes and add to bowl.
* Use half/half whole and sliced almonds.
Scoop out a full cup of the above mixture and pulse in a food processor until it is a bit powdery like above. Add back to mixing bowl.
Add 1/4 C dried unsweetened fruit of your choice. I like cherries as it adds a bit of tang.
On stove melt on low:
1/4 tsp Vanilla
2 TB coco oil
2-3 TB honey. Depends on how sweet and sticky you want the grandola to be. If you are making into bars or balls you would go on the high side with the honey.
Pour honey, oil, vanilla mixture over nut mixture and evenly coat. Spread onto a cookie sheet and cook for 5 mins, toss around to mix it up and cook another 4 mins. Cooking time depends on your stove. Be CAREFUL not to burn! You want it to be sticky and not browned.