Sunday, May 3, 2015


Here's a recipe that I developed when my husband and I started the Paleo Diet. He's fine with the program itself, but he was really missing his morning granola, so I hit the kitchen and created this one for him. Try it, I think you'll enjoy it just as much as we do. You can also find this recipe and several others in Dishing Up Romance!


9 cups variety of nuts (pecans, walnuts, sliced almonds), chopped
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
2/3 cups honey
2/3 cups coconut oil
1 ¼ sticks of butter, melted
1 tbls cinnamon
1 tbls vanilla
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt


PREHEAT oven 300 degrees

Chop the nuts in a food processor using the pulse tab. You don't want the cereal to be nut dust, so check it after two or three pulses to see if it's the right size.  To save time, you can also purchase the already chopped nuts. 

Mix  chopped nuts together in a large bowl and set aside. Melt the butter and add remaining spices, stirring to incorporate. Pour the liquid over top of nuts and mix until thoroughly combined.
Divide the nut mixture onto two half sheet pan. Using a spatula, spread out evenly on each pan.

Total baking time is 40 minutes. After the first 20, rotate the trays, and set timer for second 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once cooled, add:

½ cup raisins
½ dried cherries
6 dried apricots, thinly sliced

Mix together and store in an airtight container.
Chef's note: These are also a pretty good snack.