Aloha No-grola

So you may be asking yourself… “what is no-grola?” Well… No-Grola is basically my take on granola – No -“Grain”-Ola. I switched some letters around in my head while trying to name this dish and voila-this is what came out! Yeah, I know… not my best but hey – it stuck. Anyway, no-grola was developed by taking one of my favorite foods (granola) and making it “Courtney-friendly”. That means no grains, no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no artificial sweeteners, etc. What it does have is healthy fats, tasty spices, protein and deliciousness. It still has that same great crunch and can be easily enjoyed with ice cream, yogurt, fruit or just a little milk! Makes about 2 cups of no-grola. Note: I love this recipe so I will likely be creating several versions of this in the near future!

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1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 Tbsp coconut oil

 

  • In a large skillet, melt coconut oil. Add in chopped nuts, coconut, flax and spices. Stir until well combined and coated in oil.
  • Pan roast the nuts over high heat in skillet. Pour in vanilla and almond extract. Continue cooking nuts, stirring frequently until mixture starts to brown (about 10 minutes).
  • Alternatively you can mix together all ingredients and baking at 400F, stirring frequently for about 15-20 minutes. I like roasting them in the skillet as I can monitor the cooking process easier. Using the oven can sometimes be a little quirky – and by quirky I mean “it may burn this faster than you think”.
  • Let mixture cool for about 10 minutes. Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge for about a week – if it lasts that long.

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