Happy Hump Day, my darlings!
How’s your week going so far? I woke up this morning to find my kitties had broken a glass I left out last night, and spilled water everywhere, and spent the first 20 minutes of being awake cleaning up that mess. The glass was sitting on the side table next to the chair I like to relax in, and if I didn’t clean it up ASAP I could see myself sitting in a pile of blankets and glass later and being filled with regret. So, I got that all vacuumed up and clean and proceeded to have my coffee when coffee definitely should have been first,
I love my cats, but sometimes they’re just little shits.
Anyway, the remainder of my morning has been way better thanks to this quick, grain-free stovetop granola. I whipped up a batch yesterday morning on a whim when I was just really craving granola, so this morning I only had to scoop a big handful (or two) out of the mason jar to top off my chia pudding with some sweet and crunchy deliciousness.
Living a grain-free lifestyle doesn’t mean no granola – you just have to get creative with it. I wanted mine to be cinnamon-raisin flavored, and loaded it with nuts, pepitas, flaked coconut, raisins, maple syrup, and a heavy sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum yum. This stuff is dangerously good. As in, I made it yesterday morning and the jar is 3/4 empty and it “should” be able 12 servings. Oops. So, make this granola at your own risk, but don’t blame me when it’s two days after you made it and its all gone.
Yup. That good.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¾ cup raw almonds
- ¾ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup raw pepitas
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup toasted flaked coconut
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more or less to taste
- Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a skillet or saucepan. Once melted, add raw almonds, cashews, and pepitas.
- Cook for 5-7 minutes, until nuts are fragrant and cashews have begun to brown.
- Remove from heat, then stir in raisins, coconut, and cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup and stir well to combine.
- Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or grease with a little coconut oil. Spread granola over cookie sheet, and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool before eating.