Gluten-Free Flax-Cranberry Granola
This granola has the perfect combination of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, and holds up in any bag for quite some time. It’s a healthy granola recipe that’s semi Paleo-friendly, too. No grains. None whatsoever. You’re probably thinking no grains means no hearty flavor — but think again.
It’s chock-full of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. It looks super cute in your little Ziploc baggie, and can be easily tossed into your bags when you travel and simply when you’re on-the-go for daily meetings and find yourself in need a healthy, homemade snack.
Look no further and say sayonara to your 3 p.m. vending machine date. I bring you your new afternoon pick-me-up. This, my friends, is the future of granola.
*Note: Stevia is a zero-calorie sugar substitute derived from an herb native to South America. Look for refined stevia extracts (which the FDA have reviewed) in health food stores and diet and nutrition centers.
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup stevia*
- 2 cups salted peanuts, chopped
- 3/4 cups flaxseeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/6 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/6 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a saucepan, heat the oil, honey, and stevia over low heat until incorporated. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the peanuts, flaxseeds, cinnamon, ginger, and cocoa powder.
Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, mixing every 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and toss with the cranberries. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.