Candida’s Granola

Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

There are so many of these recipes out there. This one is a huge hit at my house. Everybody loves it! It’s full of nutrients, fiber, protein, healthy oils and omegas. It is moderately sweetened with whatever you like. I use maple usually. Depends on what I have and what I feel like. Then, I add my protein powder, almond yogurt and fruit. It is such a satisfying and nourishing way to start the day. I eat it as a post workout snack and roll the sides of my homemade ice cream sandwich or  as a ice cream or sorbet topper! 


INTO THE OVEN                              OUT OF THE OVEN                        DONE AND YUMMY

Candida’s Granola

5  cups of “stuff”- Nuts, Seeds, GF Oats, Perky’s Nutty Flax, Puffed Rice or Millet (I do about 3 cups of the cereals and 2 and 1/2 cups of nuts and seeds.)

2 Tbl Ground Flax Seed

6-8  Fresh Medjool Dates, chopped

1/3 cup sweetener of choice, I like Maple Syrup.

1/4 cup Olive (My Favorite for this recipe), Avocado, Grapeseed… oil

1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Mix all of the ingredients and spread over a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-35 minutes. Stir at around 11 minutes for even browning. It’s done when it’s golden brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes then break it up. Store in glass container.

***Remember that if you use molasses, it will be darker.