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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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...

 

So, what’s stopping you? A healthy breakfast that’s easy to make and will keep you going for hours. Even better it’s completely delicious and feels indulgent!

 

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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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9 Comments

  1. Cass
    April 20, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Great blog Ria xx

  2. April 20, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Thanks Mum, you should bake this one. It’s so good for you and keeps you going for hours. Think how much gardening you’ll get through! haha! xx

  3. Andy Kelly
    April 21, 2015 / 12:33 am

    How can something that sounds so frocken healthy, taste and look Soo good! You are a magician!

    • April 21, 2015 / 6:44 am

      Only I have a wooden spoon instead of a wand! Happy crunching x