I don’t want to brag, but pre-paleo I was a damn good baker….
Post-paleo as you can tell I cook a lot, but my sweet yummy treats have had to be put aside. Until now!
I was surfing through my daily internet reads and came across this delightful recipe on the Crossfit Invictus Website. The next day I was in the kitchen with my apron and bake wear!
- 5 cups nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, pecans, and sunflower seeds; you can use whatever you want, but make sure you use at least 2 – 3 cups slivered almonds, as these take the place of what is normally oats)
- 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup or any other Paleo-approved sweetener)
- 1/3 cup Paleo-friendly oil ( coconut works well)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Mix honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. Let it cool. Spread the nuts and seeds out on a greased baking sheet and pour the cooled honey mixture over the top. Mix it around to get everything covered, and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Allow the pan to cool slightly and then put the mixture into a bowl. Mix in raisins and coconut, and enjoy!
Tip from the creator: “Your biggest key to success with this (and really any) recipe is to go a little crazy. Add your own twist to it or branch off in another crazy direction. The granola you see in the picture, for example, was mixed with almond butter, pressed into a brownie pan, and is now chilling in the freezer to make granola bars.”