A paleo diet is meant to resemble the diet of Paleolithic times which is thought to consist mainly of whole foods. The type of whole foods would have varied depending on what was available in the area at the time. In general, the paleo diet consists of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, healthy fats and oils. Whether you follow a paleo diet or not there is a growing amount of data to support a diet rich in whole foods as a healthy diet.
This date and nut granola is delicious no matter what diet you follow. With 100% whole food ingredients and completely gluten-free, it also ticks all the healthy diet boxes.
How To Make Date And Nut Granola That Is Suitable For A Paleo Diet
- 2 cups whole almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup linseeds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 orange, zest of
- Preheat oven to 165C. Line baking tray with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
- Roughly chop the almonds and hazelnuts. In a large bowl, combine all nuts and seeds, and set aside.
- In a pan, combine dates, orange juice, and zest. Over medium heat, bring to boil and let simmer for a few minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add to a food processor. Blend to a paste. Mix the paste into the nuts and seeds until well coated.
- Spread mixture onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 30 minutes or until dry.
- Turn clusters over halfway through. If they seem to take longer than 30 minutes, check regularly afterward, as they burn quickly past the half-hour mark.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Break up any bigger clusters, stir in coconut and store in an airtight container.
This date and nut granola is delicious and so easy to make you will probably find yourself snacking on it during the day, not just eating it as a breakfast option.