April 24th, 2013

A clean, pure granola can be part of your healthy paleo diet!

For ideas and recipes about the increasingly popular paleo diet, I recommend the cookbook below.

Healthy Paleo Diet Recipes

The Paleo Recipe Book


P.S.: The extra cookbooks thrown in are TOTALLY worth it.  Its like 5 for the price of 1!


November 5th, 2010

Double-Carob Peanut Butter Granola Bars


1c granola, your choice
1/2c fruit and or seeds/nuts, depending on your preference and what is included in the granola
1/4c carob or chocolate chips
1/4c unsweetened, unsulphered coconut

1/2c natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1/2c honey
2tbsp butter
2tbsp carob powder


Heat honey in small saucepan, boil 1 minute.  Add butter and peanut butter, mix until smooth.

All at once, add granola, coconut and optional fruit/seeds/nuts, stir well to combine.

Press into well-greased 8 x 8-inch pan, allow to cool completely.  Cut into bars and enjoy!

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October 29th, 2010

1 cup chopped dates or 1/2 cup honey
1 cup water
8 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup EVOO
1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates and water. Cook stirring occasionally until the mixture forms a thick paste. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, raisins, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and coconut. Spread out in a thin layer onto a baking sheet. If your baking sheet is small, this can be done in batches.
Bake for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Transfer the mixture back into the bowl, and mix in the date paste, apple juice concentrate, and oil. Return to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Granola will become more crispy as it cools. Store in an airtight container.

August 14th, 2008

I came across another awesome looking Healthy Granola recipe, this one is more my style though, it just gives the items to use and doesn’t say how much. “Custom” granola… sweet! haha The nice thing about healthy granola is that it’s pretty forgiving. Just stick any old thing in there and it should come out pretty good.

Even the wet ingredients are the same way… check it out:

Mix all of that around then add the wet ingredients:

  • lite maple syrup
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • vanilla

If you would like to see the entire recipe, follow this link for the original article from the Healthy Hostess

August 11th, 2008

Here’s a video recipe for some healthy granola that is gluten-free, vegan and organic! SUPER healthy!

Anyways, I thought it looks delicious. Most of the grains are soaked in water, which makes them much easier to digest.

  • Gluten-free oats
  • Sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • apples
  • raspberries
  • agave nectar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • nutmeg

Video link http://www.youtube.com/v/GnUKwZS3MS8&hl

August 10th, 2008

With the heat of summer upon us, we all try to keep cooking to a minimum.   I thought this was a good recipe for healthy granola and since it can be made ahead of time and last all week, the cooking only needs to be done once thus keeping the house cooler in the mornings, or whenever a quick, healthy granola snack is needed.

I like how the recipe uses applesauce and agave nectar for sweetness and body; just sounds so un-ordinary… and I love that.   So check it out, and let me know how you like it!

Recipe here: Healthy Granola Recipe