Whether you are on the Paleo diet, adding healthy living into your every day life, or simply enjoying delicious foods, this is your granola.
This is your NO-grain-ola.
Why no grain? On Friday my friendly U.S. Postal Service Worker delivered a care package from my sister who lives in Pennsylvania. As I hungrily tore open the package I discovered a Ziploc quart bag filled with granola and a note. Scribbled in pencil was a note “Love U! Hope you like it!! PS – I eat this 4 dessert.”
My sister Stacey has taunted me with this no-grain-ola. On and on and on and on and on and on she has gushed about how delicious it is and how all of my niece’s college friends come over and gobble up the granola, oops, I mean no-grain-ola. Stacey was on the Paleo diet last year and now has morphed it into an all-things-wholesome diet. During the Paleo time she experimented and came up with this perfect blend.
What’s in it? The base is mostly slivered or sliced almonds and she always adds in a smattering of other nuts, like pecans and walnuts and ground flax seed. She mixes honey, coconut oil, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom in a saucepan and brings to boil and then works in the nuts and seeds. Bake like regular granola on a sheet pan at 300 degrees until it is nicely golden. Remove it and mix in raisins and shredded coconut. Cool it down and bam! You’re ready to start snacking.
What makes the no-grain-ola different than regular granola? One word: chewiness. This snack is soft, tasty, and sweet with savory chewiness. For many people who suffer from the bloating that accompanies heavy digesting grains, this is your next favorite healthy treat. For the rest of us, yes it IS good enough for dessert.
Two words: make it.
Q: What is your person favorite ingredient in granola?
Happy no-grain-ola crunching!
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.