Cocoa and apricot grain free granola (paleo, gluten and wheat free)

I’ve been making homemade granola for years now, but recently I bought a packet of paleo, grain-free granola for some astonishing price. So, although it was delicious, I made it my quest to work out a grain free granola recipe of my own. This is a guilt free granola recipe as it is sweetened by maple syrup which is a healthier way to sweeten granola than refined sugars. Added cocoa and apricots make this nutty granola feel extra indulgent.

Despite being a paleo granola recipe it has hubbies ‘best I’ve ever had’ stamp of approval. Paleo resembles cave man food, so put on your fake furs, this paleo breakfast is a great start to a mammoth day!

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To make this Grain Free Granola Paleo, you will need

  • 500g of nuts. What ever rocks your life. I like…
  • 100g each of pecans, brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts.
  • 200g of seeds. I chose…
  • 100g each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Nibs
  • 1 tbsp Chai seeds
  • 160g Maple syrup
  • 45g Coconut oil
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa
  • 8 dried apricots

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How to make Grain Free Granola Paleo

Turn oven on to 170ºC, and line 2 trays with parchment paper.

Roughly chop all your nuts.

Put into a bowl and mix with your seeds along with those fantastic Cocoa Nibs.

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Now, you can gently melt the coconut oil along with the maple syrup. Once this is done add in your ground cinnamon.

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And then your cocoa powder…

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Finally add a large pinch of salt to season. Use a small whisk to combine the mixture.

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Pour the mixture over your nuts and seeds, giving all a good old stir.

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Spread out over two parchment covered trays and place in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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Once out of the oven, stir in those soft chopped dried apricots and leave to cool. It’s a good idea to stir things up every once in a while – it stops it sticking to the parchment paper.

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Serve with a steaming cup of tea.

Stick to almond milk (or the like) to keep it paleo, otherwise mooo-ve in with the cows milk, it’s really up to you!

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I love this homemade grain free granola, its really crunchy, packed full of healthy ingredients and it’s very very moreish!

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Berries go really well, if they are in season, but bananas also go very well with it.

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Other recipes you might enjoy!

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes With Blueberries

Low Carb Almond Cookies

Healthy Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies

Frozen Breakfast Bars

Mango And Macadamia Bircher

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