low carb paleo nutty breakfast granola…

13 Mar

paleo granola urbanpocketknife

It’s not easy finding delicious tasting breakfast things when you’re trying to do a low carb diet.  Grab and go muffins, bagels, cereals and granola are common household staples because some times you just don’t have the time to whip up some eggs and bacon before you run out the door.  The other half made a batch of paleo granola that consisted mainly of nuts.  He ate it all last week and while he’s napping, I’m giving it a go with a few additions because for the life of me, I just can’t stick to any recipe.

Full of protein, vitamins and minerals, I used some sugar-free maple syrup and erythritol to sweeten up the granola mix a little.  Adding ground flax and hemp hearts boosts the fibre content and makes you feel fuller for longer.

You can mix and match whatever you like as long as you keep the quantities fairly close, check out the recipe and make your own paleo granola!

What you need!
A whack of nuts…this is what I used
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried mulberries (or any fruit that you like)
1/2 cup ground golden flax seed
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar-free maple syrup (you can use DaVinci’s sugar-free syrups too)
1/4 cup of erythritol

What to do!

1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.  Chop up all your nuts by hand or in a food processor.  If using a machine, do the nuts one at the time so you don’t overprocess them.  Dump ’em into a big ol bowl.  Add the dried fruit, ground flax and hemp hearts.

2.  Add the water and mix by hand.  This is to moisten them so they’re not all dry and dusty when they come out of the oven.

3.  Melt the butter in a bowl and mix in the syrup.

4.  Mix the wet into the dry ingredients and stir until evenly coated.

5.  Sprinkle on the salt and erythritol and mix again.

6.  On a lined cookie sheet with either parchment or silicone, spread the mixture evenly.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring twice occasionally.  Pat down after last stir and continue baking until the edges are brownish.

paleo granola urbanpocketknife

7.  Let cool and marvel at how they crisp up and taste ah-mazing!  Enjoy on yogurt, as a cereal or as a crunchy snack.


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