It is a beautiful day today in Okinawa. It has been raining a lot this winter so it is nice to have a warm, sunny day. The temperature is in the low seventies, the ocean is calm, and there is not a cloud in the sky—a pretty good Wednesday if you ask me .
Although I’m a New Englander at heart and love a snowy winter, I would be lying if I said I do not enjoy the balmy winters we have in the tropics. We have lived on this little tropical island for close to four years now, and I’m pretty sure in that time my blood has thinned because last week when it was cold, rainy, and windy, I actually referred to the weather as “freezing” and turned the heat on in my car on the way to work! It was 62 degrees :0! Can I still call myself a New Englander?!
Today I have another delicious granola recipe to share with you because you all know how much I looooooove granola. In case you missed my previous posts about granola, you can find them here and here.
This recipe is for a grain-free granola. I got the recipe from my friend, Phoebe, who follows the Paleo diet. Although I don’t follow Paleo, I love a good recipe—no matter what the source—so I could not wait to try this one.
Phoebe warned me that this granola is so addicting that she has to give away half the batch when she makes it. Well after making this granola I can attest that she was not kidding. I made it last week and all five cups of it are almost gone! At least it’s healthy, right?!
I thought it would be fun to post this recipe today—in honor of Phoebe—because she gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday! Looks like I’ll be making a fresh batch of this soon to take over to her house . Congrats, Phoebe!
This “granola” does not have any grains in it so it is a fun twist on traditional granola. The slivered almonds in the recipe act as the oats in the granola and the rest of the granola is made up of any combination of nuts and seeds you would like. Throw in a little unsweetened coconut, dried fruit, and natural sweetener of your choice and voila….you have a healthy, delicious, and very addictive grain-free granola!
*Recipe adapted from Jordan Morchat at Memoirs Strong
Questions of the Day: Leave me a comment and tell me What combination of nuts and seeds you would use for this granola? What add-ins would you throw into the granola?Pin It