This granola is for lovers of coconut. There is no dried fruit, just any combination of nuts and seeds you will want to try or have available in the cupboard. I used a combination of pecans, walnuts and pepitas.
Paleo coconut granola
3 cups coconut flakes
2 cups of nuts and/or seeds, roughly chopped
2 Tbsps chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g coconut oil or butter, melted
3 Tbsps honey
- Preheat oven to 120 degrees C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and then spread out evenly on baking tray.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven. Turn mixture half-way through.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Serve with almond milk or coconut milk.
Makes 5 cups.
This is a satisfy and filling breakfast which makes a large portion (you may like to use teaspoons if you want a smaller portion). I soak all the seeds and sultanas and craisins for better digestion, but you don’t have to. If you want to use ground flaxseeds (linseed meal) it is better to grind the seeds fresh, so they don’t go rancid. You can use also organic yogurt for a primal option.
A great way to start the day with paleo friendly muesli recipe.
Paleo bircher muesli recipe
1 Tbsp flaxseeds or ground flaxseed
2 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp sultanas or currants
1 Tbsp craisins (dried cranberries)
1 orange juiced
1 small apple grated
2 Tbsps of coconut yogurt
2 Tbsps of almond milk
- Soak the flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, sultanas and craisins in the orange juice overnight.
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until combined.
Lychee – Litchi chinensis
Nearly two months ago we ate a bag of fresh lychees and I kept some of the seeds. I just rinsed them and then let them dry in a saucer (above), then planted them out in some soil – nothing fancy it was just some compost because that’s all I had at the time.
Out of a dozen seeds that I planted, four of them thrived and they were transplanted into a small pot each. Each little plant is now about 20 cm high and looking pretty healthy. One is straggling but I think they’ll all make it.
Lychees are self-pollinating, producing both male and female flowers on the same panicle, so only one tree is needed to get fruit. To become productive trees however, they need a week of cool night temperatures (below 20°C) before flowering.
– ABC Gardening