Cinnamon Paleo Granola

I just finished another 7 day cleanse (you may  have seen if you’re following along on Instagram). I’m trying to incorporate some plant based meals into my diet but I’m a sucker for eggs and bacon. In searching for something different I came across a granola that I modified a little bit while keeping it pretty close. I found the original recipe from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

1½ cups raw sunflower seeds
1½ cups slivered almonds or chopped almonds (I roughly chopped my own)           1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup finely shredded coconut
¼ cup coconut flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon salt
6 tablespoons almond butter
½ cup maple syrup                                             2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Preheat oven to 300° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut, coconut flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix together.
Add the almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil and stir until fully combined.
Dump onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly. I smashed it down a little.              Bake for 25 minutes for soft granola and 30-32 for crunchy. (I did mine for 25 minutes and it was perfect. It depends on your oven and how you like it. Be careful because the edges will burn quickly)
If you want large chucks, stir quickly after removing, then press it all down with a spatula and let fully cool. Break into large chunks.
If you don’t want chunks, stir regularly while it cools.
Store in an airtight container.

Ive been eating this all day! I had to pack some up to disburse to friends because it’s so good. And actually, it’s husband approved! AMAZING. I served it with a baked apple (350 for about 30 min. I just sprinkled with cinnamon). Looking forward to trying it with almond milk and banana or on top of yogurt. 


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