Sunday, September 20, 2009

Raw Nut Granola

Makes approx 10 cups

- 1 apple chopped
- 1 ½ cup date paste (I just use some dates soaked in a little boiling water and then whiz in the food processor until a paste is formed)
- ½ cup honey
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1 T vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 t cinnamon
- ½ t salt
- ½ cup sunflower seeds soaked 2 hours or more
- 2 cups almonds soaked 4 hours or more
- 3 cups pecans soaked 2 hours or more
- 1 cup pumpkin seed soaked 2 hours or more
- 1 cup dried cranberries or currants or sultanas

1. In a food processor whiz apple, date paste, honey, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and ½ of sunflower seeds to make paste
2. Transfer to a bowl
3. Add to the food processor, remaining sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds (don’t bother rinsing bowl). Coarsely chop in a few quick pulses
4. Add to bowl with dried fruit
5. Mix well
6. Spread onto baking paper and place in dehydrator at 115 F for 8 hours.
7. Flip the granola over and peel away the paper
8. Dehydrate another 12 hours until crunchy.
9. Break into pieces and once cooled store in the fridge in glass containers.

Note: T = Tablespoon, t = teaspoon

1 comment:

  1. I was just looking for a GAPS friendly "granola" recipe. This one sounds great! Thanks!