We love to incorporate raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and, cashews into our diet and this granola is a perfect way to do it. The nuts are filling and full of fiber, monounsaturated oils, and protein. They reduce blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol (including small LDL particles), and consuming them several times a week can add two years to your life, according to Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly. You can’t overdo nuts, provided they are raw. (Raw means not roasted in hydrogenated cottonseed or soybean oils, not “honey roasted,” not beer nuts or any of the other variations of processed nuts that transform healthy raw nuts into something that causes weight gain, high blood pressure, and increases LDL cholesterol.) – William Davis, MD
Raw nuts are usually available in the bulk section of grocery stores, in three-pound bags at stores such as Sam’s Club and Costco.
This granola is better than any cereal I have had from a box. You can double or triple the recipe, store in an airtight container, and have it for a quick and easy breakfast. We ate it with almond milk. It would also be great on top of dairy free banana ice cream!
Grain Free Honey Nut Granola
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients in a food processor bowl.
3. Pulse until mixture is a chunky consistency.
4. Spread mixture on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake for 12-17 minutes.
6. Let cool for 20 minutes.
7. Crumble apart and place in air tight container.
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