Friday, June 1, 2012

Grain Free Coconut & Sour Cherry Granola



 I decided to do a half and half thing here but if fully roasted is your preference then double the amount of coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla extract.  Otherwise simply split the completely mixed ingredients into two batches and roast one batch only based on the instructions below. By doing so you will have one cooked batch and one raw batch which you can mix together at the end.  If you can’t find sour cherries then substitute in whatever you have on hand.  Dried blueberries would also work quite nicely in here as well.  

Grain Free Coconut & Sour Cherry Granola
Makes approx 3 - 31/2 cups

2 cups coconut flakes
3/4 cups macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup sour cherries, roughly chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Tbs hemp seeds
1 Tbs dried white mulberries (optional)

1 Tbs coconut oil
1 Tbs rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
(double if roasting complete mixture)

To Prepare

Preheat oven to 165 degrees celcius (fan forced)
Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl
Divide the mix into two batches (if doing half cooked, half raw)
Combine the coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla in a separate bowl
Then add this to one of the coconut batches
Mix well to combine and coat all the pieces
Spread out on a baking sheet lined with baking paper
Place in a pre heated oven and cook for 15 - 20 mins or until golden in colour
Stir regularly to ensure even cooking
Remove from the oven and allow to cool
Mix the cooked batch with the raw batch and store in an airtight container for up to one week




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10 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. We've been taking sugar and white flour out of our diets little by little. I don't know about rice malt syrup so I'll have to learn about that ingredient. It looks so healthy and crunchy. I love anything with coconut in it!

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  2. Wow, it looks sooo yummy!! I will print this recipe out and keep it in my personal cookbook. For sure I will do this, thanks a lot for the recipe and the nice fotos, they are mouth watering...
    Iren

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  3. Oh my, this sounds amazing! What a great mix of fantastic ingredients, yummo!

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  4. Hi Sherilyn, popping over from BYW 2.0.

    Your photos are stunning. I never realized granola could look so delicious-lol. Great food styling.

    Your blog is a pleasure to browse. I'll visit again.

    Take care and see you in class,

    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa

      Thanks for dropping by and thank you for your nice comments. Look forward to catching up at BYW 2.0.

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  5. Oh, yum, those coconut flakes look so delicious Sherilyn! Love the variety in this grain-free granola!

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  6. Sherilyn, this muesli recipe feels like it was concocted for me! Has some of my all time fave foods - coconut, dried cherries, macadamias. Could you add raw cacao powder, to make it chocolate-y?

    Chocolate muesli for breakfast... something to look forward to!

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    1. Hey Lucie

      Thanks for dropping by. I think you could definitely add in some raw cacao powder and indulge without guilt..... Hope you are well...

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  7. Hey Sherilyn, this looks delicious! Plus I love your photos. Hope you and the family are well xx

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  8. Hello there from BYW!

    This couldn't have come at a better time Sherilyn! So glad I stopped by. I've been meaning to use some coconut oil I recently bought, plus I ran out of my granola (I make it myself)recently and frankly was getting a bit bored with it. This looks awesome. Thanks!

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