I LOVE Granola….GOOD Homemade Granola.. Not the cheap stuff out of a box.
Since incorporating more RAW Foods into our diet, I decided to come up with a delicious RAW Granola.. It is a bit time consuming due to the soaking & dehydrating but well worth it.
Feel free to Taylor-Make your own.. Don’t like a certain nut? Omit it
If you like another dried fruit not listed – add it.
Serve this RAW Granola with berries & raw nut milk. Or just enjoy by itself as a healthy delicious snack.
- • 1 ½ c walnuts (soaked for 4 hours)
- • 1 ½ c cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
- • 1 ½ c almonds (soaked for 4 hours)
- • 1 ½ c raw sunflower seeds (soaked for 2 hours)
- • 1 ½ c raw pumpkin seeds (soaked for 2 hours)
- • ¾ c Oat Flour (grind oats in blender until fine powder)
- • 2 tbsp ground flax seed (grind in a coffee grinder)
- • ¾ c dried unsweetened coconut
- • ½ c cranberries or raisins
- • 2 medium granny smith apples, cored and chopped
- • 10 large medjool dates, pitted (soaked in hot water for 30 min)
- • ¼ c coconut oil
- • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- • 2 tbsps tahini
- • ½ c agave OR 100% REAL maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
- • 2 tsp vanilla extract
- • 1 tsp cinnamon
- • ½ tsp sea salt
- Pulse soaked nuts in food processor until chopped.
- Place nuts in a large mixing bowl
- Add ground oats & flaxseeds to the bowl and combine with the processed nuts and seeds. Stir in coconut and cranberries (or raisins).
- Without cleaning the food processor, add chopped apples, soaked dates, lemon juice, coconut oil, tahini, agave (or REAL maple syrup), vanilla, cinnamon and salt and process until smooth.
- Pour mixture into the bowl and stir into the nut mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Spread out onto 2 or 3 Teflex sheets and dehydrate for 8 to 12 hours at 115 degrees F. Flip over onto mesh tray, remove Teflex sheets and dehydrate for another 8 to 12 hours or until dry and crisp. Remove from dehydrator and let cool. When cool, break up into small pieces and store until needed in an air tight container. Refrigerated, it will last for a few weeks.
*How to soak nuts & seeds: Fill your container (I use glass mason jars) with the nuts or seeds and add water to cover the them. Make sure water is about 1-2 inches above the nuts or seeds. Close lid & allow time to soak. Drain nuts or seeds in a colander or sieve.