Granola is a food that many people miss on a grain free diet. This recipe for grain free coconut raisin granola has no oats.
Who ever said that granola has to have grains? Well frankly, by definition, granola has traditionally been made with grains that are baked until crisp. It became a staple in the American diet in the 1800’s and was originally called granula.
Of course cereal companies like Kellogg jumped on this popular food item and made its use widespread.
The hippies made it very popular and it remains today, as a health food. Unfortunately, most commercial granola cereals, bars and snacks are anything but healthy because they are full of sugars and grains that have not been soaked or properly prepared for better digestion. There are other undesirable additives as well.
This recipe can be used as a base for other varieties by simply using different nuts and/or seeds and different dried fruits. I used what I had on hand for this particular recipe, but if you have already prepared nuts and seeds of other varieties, feel free to substitute them.
Just be sure to use soaked nuts and seeds. Read more about why you need to activate nuts and seeds (and all grains and legumes).Print
Tip: I usually double the recipe to fill 2 cookie sheets and put the extra away in the freezer for future use.
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