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Raw Seed Granola #vegan #healthy #breakfast

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 Raw Seed Granola

Raw Seed Granola

To start a fresh new healthy year, you need a fresh healthy breakfast. Part of my New Years plans are to improve my diet (it is amazingly easy to find vegan junk food) and eat more raw food, so the first thing I needed was a healthy raw vegan granola.

This granola was born out of a walk through the bulk food store. A quick trip down the nuts and seeds aisle, followed by dried fruit, a grain and some cinnamon and here it is.

Raw Seed Granola

Raw Seed Granola

This granola is made in the dehydrator, allowing it to remain raw, however, you could also cook it in a very low oven.

The nuts and seeds I used required a short soaking time ( 3 hours), but if you decide to use harder nuts like almonds, you will need to let them soak for 12 hours. The soaking softens the nuts and seeds which in turn makes them easier to digest.

This granola is delicious served with almond milk, but is also great eaten dry as a snack, it is crunchy and sweet and satisfies my munchie attacks.

Enjoy,

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Raw Seed Granola

Raw Seed Granola

Raw Seed Granola

Serves 20

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup spelt flakes
  • 2 tspns cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 apple cored (I leave the skin on)
  • 1 banana peeled

Combine cashews, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Cover with water and let sit for 3 hours to soften.

Place dates, water and orange juice in blender and process until smooth, scraping down the sides and adding a little more water if necessary. Set aside.

Mix orange zest, coconut, spelt flakes, cinnamon and raisins in large bowl.

Place drained nuts and seeds into food processor and using pulse button mix until roughly chopped. Remove and add to bowl with coconut and spelt.

Add apple and banana to empty food processor and again using the pulse button, pulse until roughly chopped.

Add this mix to other ingredients in the large bowl. Mix together well. Add date mix and continue mixing until totally incorporated.

Place on dehydrator trays directly onto mesh liners or parchment paper. Dehydrate at 118 F for 8 – 12 hours until completely dry.

Remove from trays, crumble if necessary and store in airtight glass jar in cool dry place.

Raw Seed Granola

Raw Seed Granola

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 62 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber  2.6g 10%
Sugars 12.8g
Protein 3.0g
Vitamin A   1% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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2 thoughts on “Raw Seed Granola #vegan #healthy #breakfast

  1. I think raw foods are so good for us – and they help me to get my body back on track! This looks delicious – and for folks who don’t have a dehydrator, putting it in the oven on the lowest temp with the door cracked open for 10-15 minutes works too!

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    • Thanks Laura, I have heard about using the oven, but have not tried it personally. I also love raw foods, and yes, especially at this time of year, eating more of them gets me back on track too. It is amazing how quickly your energy returns with a mainly raw diet.

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