Because my kids are really into eating Cheerios right now, I thought I would come up with something healthy to replace it. If I don’t replace it with something, they will ask me for Cheerios and get mad at me that we don’t have any in the house. I like to offer other choices, but some days they really don’t want to hear it.
So, I came up with the idea to make granola! It’s actually healthy and doesn’t have any grains in it.
I don’t mind just eating a handful of nuts, but my kids enjoy this special treat much more than just a handful of nuts.
If you’ve cut out cereal, and you miss it, this is a great way to go! You can even add a splash of coconut milk or almond milk to it for a nice bowl of “cereal.” (Although, I would reduce the quantity on this one and make it more of a “cup” of cereal if you’re looking to lose fat.)
This is also a great “to-go” snack when you’re out and about and need something quick.
Here’s the recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes, chopped
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- 1 cup dehydrated apple slices, chopped
- 1/2 cup dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil + extra for greasing pan
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 275 degrees and grease your pan with coconut oil.
- Chop up all of your nuts and fruit by hand or in a food processor.
- Place all nuts and fruit in a large mixing bowl.
- Wisk together the oil, honey, and cinnamon.
- Pour the oil, honey, and cinnamon over the nuts and fruit, then mix with a spoon.
- Spread onto a very well-greased baking sheet.
- Bake for one hour at 275, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning.
- This will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a couple of months.