Who would have thought that you could make granola purely out of coconut without oats of any kind making it a completely gluten free and sugar-free granola?!! Brilliant right? I found this recipe on Scandi Foodie, a sugar-free blogger out of Australia. Although, I don’t think I would (or could) ever go sugar-free in my diet I do appreciate the occasional tasty sugar-free recipe. And this Coconut Granola recipe is just that!
Usually on Mondays I post something extra sugary but today I’m leaving you with something completely sugar-free. Almonds, coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon and coconut oil make for a scrumptious combo in this granola recipe, perfect on top of some Applesauce or Greek yogurt. It’s a filling and a feel-good snack or breakfast that both Josh and I enjoy. Josh actually mentioned he liked it better than my normal Maple, Hazelnut and Cherry Granola, which is a staple at our house.
Aside from the granola, how was your weekend? What yummy breakfasts have you been enjoying lately?
We had a weekend full of celebrating! It was Josh’s birthday, and we celebrated with his favorite pizza and our favorite birthday cake (classic yellow cake and chocolate icing). We slept late, went to the gym together, and enjoyed being back in our home with our furry friend. It’s nice to get back into the rhythm of normal life after the holidays and our trip to Texas last week. And my travels aren’t over yet!! I’ll be taking a little trip this weekend to visit my sister in St. Louis and then in a few more weeks I’ll be heading to Haiti with a group of friends. I can’t just slip that in here without a little explanation…
A group of seven folks from our community here in Salt Lake will be traveling to Haiti to form relationships and investigate two communities there that we hope to partner with in the future. This is the first trip of many, we hope, and I’m sure we’ll all return with new perspectives on life and God’s love for the world. I feel extremely lucky to go and be a part of the beginnings of something so exciting. I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
For now, I’ll leave you with this tasty, savory granola recipe.
Ingredients Instructions Notes If you want a sweet granola, use sweetened coconut flakes. And if you're not gluten free you can substitute any amount of the coconut for oats. adapted from Scandie Foodie
If you want a sweet granola, use sweetened coconut flakes. And if you're not gluten free you can substitute any amount of the coconut for oats.
adapted from Scandie Foodie