Paleo Granola – Sugar Free

by Sharon on March 20, 2015

Paleo Granola

I’m not big into the Paleo diet because I need grains in my life, but I do like the concept of limiting sugar. For me it’s one of the easiest things for me to give up if I’m doing a cleanse or something like that. Cheese, not so much. 😉

Paleo Granola

This is actually a spin on this granola I made a few months back when I did The Twelve Days of Detox. I added in some coconut and chia seeds to switch things up a bit. I also used super ripe bananas which added to the sweetness. If you’re anything like me, these always seem in abundance.

Paleo Granola

Healthy fats, like in the nuts and seeds that make up the majority of this Paleo Granola, are the best for a satisfying snack. Passing up on the cookies, etc. is so much easier when you have a little baggie of these on hand. Great to tote with you to work or school so you are prepared with something nutritious yet, interesting. Nothing is worse than a boring, healthy snack, am I right?

I love the look of this bowl full of textures and flavours. So inviting!

Paleo Granola

But, we quickly go from beauty queen to ugly duckling once the blended eggs and bananas get mixed in.

Paleo Granola

But, fear not! It tastes like warm banana bread with lots of crunch.

Paleo Granola

Just wait until your kitchen fills with the aroma while it bakes away in the oven. Seriously. This Paleo Granola is for the senses of smell and taste. A little gift to them from me. xxoo

Paleo Granola

Serves 6 cups

Paleo Granola – Sugar Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup Daily Cleanse or ground flax
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the first eight ingredients (all the dry) and set aside
  3. Place the bananas, the egg, vanilla and sea salt in the blender and blend for about 60 seconds, until there no lumps left
  4. Pour the banana mixture over the nut mixture and stir well until everything is incorporated
  5. Empty the bowl onto the lined baking sheet and spread the mixture evenly
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, take out of the oven and using a spatula, flip it over. I break it into four and flip each individually
  7. Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes until browned
  8. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before breaking it into bite sized pieces
  9. Store at room temperature in a sealed container
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Lauren March 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm
Oooo, I'm with you on not going paleo. I really hate diet-labeling anymore period because it has become almost like religion to some people...very polarizing. This looks great, by the way. I tried a buckwheat banana granola sometime back that I really liked, so I bet I'd enjoy this as well! Have a great weekend girl! :-)
Sharon March 22, 2015 at 12:05 am
Thanks Lauren. I'm so lucky that I don't have any allergies to worry about, but I agree about the nature of diet labeling. I debated whether or not to even list it as paleo in the title but figured it is was it is. But, I can't imagine life without oats or quinoa or rice or peanut butter. ;)
sharontag May 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm
sounds fabulous, any way to eliminate the egg?
Sharon May 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm
You could totally substitute flax eggs!

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