We changed it up for this typically oat based granola making it with almond flour to make it grain free.  The key is letting it brown a little around the edges, and then letting it cool completely before breaking it up and storing it. I like big chunks rather than small morsels of granola, so this recipe fits the bill! My kids love having this for a sweet snack.  Hemp seeds add extra protein while almond flour keeps the carbohydrates a little lower than in traditional granola.

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Chocolate Grain Free Granola
 
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Grain Free
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • sprinkle of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. In a small pot, melt coconut oil, then turn off heat and stir in maple syrup and cacao.
  3. Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients - almond flour, hemp seeds, coconut and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Spread and smooth the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet to about ½ inch thickness.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges start to brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely before breaking up and storing.

Store this in a glass container for up to 2 weeks.

 

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