Raw Granola

Ingredients

Soak overnight, drain and rise

1 cup almonds and 1 cup sunflower seeds in one bowl

1 cup sesame seeds in a separate bowl

1 cup pumpkin seeds in another bowl

Blend the following in a food processor:

1 or 2 organic apples (if you are off fruit, a few drops of stevia would sweeten)

The flesh and zest of 1-2 organic oranges (optional)

2 tsp vanilla extract or powder (or more to taste)

2 tsp cinnamon

pinch salt

¼ cup coconut oil

Preparation method

Chop the almonds, sesame and sunflower seeds in the food processor Add them to the bowl and mix with the apple mixture. Add in the pumpkin seeds whole.

Spread on teflex sheets and dehydrate at 105F for 6-8 hours or overnight. Remove onto the mesh sheets or just turn the mixture over and dehydrate until completely dry.
If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use an oven on the lowest setting with the door open.
Serve with seed or nut milk.

Soak a cup of the nuts or seeds (brazils, almonds, sesame, hemp) overnight, drain and rinse. Blend with 3 cups of water. Drain the milk through a fine sieve or nut milk bag.
Hemp milk can be made with whole seeds as above or a quick method is to blend 1 or 2 tbsp of hulled hemp seeds with a cup of water (depends how ‘creamy’ you like your milk).
A few drops of stevia and a teaspoon of vanilla will sweeten the milk.

Top with whatever goodies fit into your regime:

raw cacao nibs

coconut chips

fresh bee pollen

hulled hemp seeds

maca

dried berries - goji, sour cherries, incan berries (all low glycemic)

fresh berries - blueberries, strawberries, raspberries

hulled hemp seeds

You can substitute the almonds for hazelnuts, walnuts, brazils or a mixture for a change.
Store in an air tight container. Will keep for a few weeks.

7-10 servings


Great way to start your day after your have drunk your morning water (to hydrate the body) and a green juice or smoothie (if you are having one first thing).


Preparation time
15 Minutes
Serves
7 - 10

Good to eat at any time of the day. Add powdered superfoods blended with water instead of nut or seed milk (maca, raw protein powder, medicinal mushrooms, macuna, ashwaganda.......)