Breakfast, Christmas, DIY – Best Paleo Granola

What do those three things have in common?  Well, they're my three favorite things (next to my family, but in no particular order.

My husband has been gone for the last week in Prague, traveling for work.  He got home yesterday afternoon and surprised me at the studio. It was very sweet, and incredibly distracting, so if I'm a little behind I am sorry.  It's good to have my other half (sometimes better) back.

This morning after watching cartoons in bed I got two requests for breakfast: crepes (from my daughter) and granola (from my husband).  My son waited until I was elbow deep in both to ask for a smoothie.  Thankfully, I'd saved the leftovers from yesterday in the fridge.

Anyway, as I was cooking breakfasts this morning, I thought - this granola would make an AWESOME holiday gift.  In a mason jar.  With one of our Mason Jar Lantern kits! I love homemade food gifts at the holidays since they're easy to make and we know that most people do enjoy some food time and again. With the Mason Jar Lantern strap, you're also giving a little gift they can reuse again and again (awesome craft storage, a little lantern, bug-catching kit... endless possibilities).

So without further rambling - here's the recipe!

3 T. Coconut Oil
3 T. Grade B Maple Syrup
3 T. Honey
1 tsp. Real Vanilla
½ tsp. salt
2½ Cups Coconut Flakes
¼ Cup Pumpkin Seeds
¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds
½ Cup Sliced Almonds
1 tsp. Cinnamon
½ Cup Raisins/Currants

1) Combine first five ingredients in a small saucepan on the stove over low heat. Cook until slightly bubbly.
2) Add next five ingredients to a large bowl, toss to coat.
3) Pour sugar mixture into dry ingredients. Fold gently until coated.
4) Spread mixture into sheet pan covered in parchment or silicone.
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes, until golden.
6) Allow to cool. Break into clumps, add raisins.


And here's a recipe card for the Best Paleo Granola for you to include with your gifts!  Since this is my original recipe, be sure to credit Moxie & Oliver when you share or print.



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