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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Grain-Free Granola


This nutty, crumbly topping has a texture similar to granola, but it doesn't contain oats. It's simply a mixture of nuts, coconut, cacao nibs, and dried fruits, so it's naturally gluten-free and grain-free.

You can make this recipe your own using your favorite fruit and nut combinations.  If you eat ground flax seeds regularly, you can add them to this mix.

I like to serve this as a topping, spooned over plain whole milk yogurt for breakfast or dessert. It's also a nice topping for porridge and cooked cereals like oatmeal and amaranth. And a good garnish to sprinkle over ice cream. Or pumpkin custard. Or dark chocolate pots de crème. You get the idea.


  • 1 cup dry unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup raw nuts (Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans), roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup raw hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dry unsweetened apricots, roughly chopped
  • 4 dried unsweetened figs, stemmed (or substitute pitted dates)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Serve or store in an air-tight glass container in the fridge.

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