There are endless benefits to making your own snacks. And granola is definitely one that’s worth putting in some extra time in the kitchen to make. Granolas tend to be packed with some less than ideal ingredients like processed sugars, gluten, and sometimes preservatives. Additionally, granolas that are paleo or low-carb can often be very expensive. Making your own at home can save money and provide the freedom to use ingredients that are right for you and skip others that you prefer not to use. Plus it seriously does make your house smell wonderful.
This is so far the best loved granola flavor that’s come out of my kitchen. While ginger itself has TONS of health benefits, I decided to add in another superfood into the mix. Lucuma powder is a naturally sweetener and also packs in a wealth of nutrients and antioxidants. If you don’t want to though, feel free to leave it out!
gluten free, grain free, paleo, low carb, high fat, vegan, dairy free, soy free, naturally sweetened
Paleo Blueberry Ginger Granola
Paleo friendly, gluten free, grain free, and vegan granola is the perfect snack or addition to smoothies, yogurt bowls or straight out of the container. There's also an extra superfood powder hiding in there to up the health benefits of this tasty treat. PLUS it's lower in sugar, naturally sweetened, and has no weird ingredients. Wins all around!
gluten free, grain free, paleo, low carb, vegan, dairy free, naturally sweetened
- 2 cups walnuts raw, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup almonds raw, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup lucuma powder optional, but encouraged
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 5 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (or 2 tsp powdered)
- 1/2 tsp pink sea salt
- 3/4 cup dried blueberries
Heat oven to 325 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.
In a large bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup
Then add the chopped nuts, coconut shreds, ginger, and sea salt to the large bowl. Mix dry with wet ingredients until all is well combined.
Once well combined, fold in the blueberries until evenly distributed.
Pour granola mixture onto baking sheet and press down with a plastic spatula to ensure that it is tight and spread evenly.
Bake for 20 minutes, the turn the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until just golden brown. Remove from the oven.
Let cool completely on baking sheet. No touching.
Once it has rested break up the granola into chunks.
Enjoy on top of smoothies, yogurt, in milk, or straight up! Store in airtight container.
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