Grain Free Granola

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Homemade granola!
It's the new love in my life.
I like it with almond milk and a sprinkle of organic coconut flakes.
It's so easy.
 photo 0a00007jpg_zpsf89fe2e0.jpgBest thing about it.
You control what's in it.
And it's great for adding crunch to all kinds of snacks and desserts.
You can basically make it with any combination of nuts & dried fruit & coconut.
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Grain Free Granola

1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon chia seed
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons walnut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Line 11 x 16 baking sheet with parchment paper.
In food processor, combine almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, chia seed and ground flaxseed.
Pulse several times until roughly chopped.
In a small bowl, combine walnut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon and sea salt.
Transfer ground nut mix into medium size bowl.
Add pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Give nut mix a stir.
Pour maple syrup mix over nuts.
Toss until nut mix is well coated.
Spread the mixture on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Give it a stir.
Watch carefully as you don't want the granola to burn.
Bake for 10 more minutes until golden.
Let granola cool on baking pan.
Store in airtight container.
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The walnut oil really kicks up the flavor.
Extra-light virgin olive oil or coconut oil may also be used.
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 photo 0a00006jpg_zps39326a56.jpg Sprinkle this crunchy granola over yogurt for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast.
Sprinkle over peaches or berries and you've got yourself a COBBLER!
No! For real!
Pretend it's a COBBLER!  photo 0a000012jpg_zps633107c3.jpg However you use grain-free granola you're going to enjoy having it on hand.
It's important to know what's in the food we're consuming.
Thank you for all the emails asking "Where I've been."
And if I haven't answered your email. I'm sorry. I really am sorry.
Honestly. I found myself just needing a bit of time.
Time to settle in. 
Time to rest my mind after a stress-filled year of remodeling. 
Time off the computer and social media in general.
Hopefully I'm back to blogging on a regular basis now.

Thanks for your patience.
Thank you for the love and support.
Thank you for seeing me through this time of just needing to rest and re-coop.
Are amaZing!!!!

So happy it's summer!

Lots of healthy recipes to share made with locally grown produce.
For the first time ever I'm going to be participating in a CSA program.
I've always! Always wanted to do this!
CSA stands for Community Supporting Agriculture! So excited about this project!
Thanks for contacting Blooming on Bainbridge Audra!
Thank you for following Blooming on Bainbridge on Instagram and for recognizing my passion and love for preparing healthy foods with organically grown fruits and vegetables.

Wait a minute.
It is reallllllllllly summer. Right?
Sometimes it's hard to tell up here in the Northwest. ;)

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you sweet girl!
      Happy SUMMER with your kiddos!!! xoxoxo

  2. You're baaaaaaaack!!! Missed this little corner of sunshine on the internets! :)

    Can't wait to read more about your CSA and see what you do with all of the goodies!!!

    1. I'm back!
      I'm back!
      Thanks for the encouragement my friend!
      You KNOW how excited I am about CSA!
      Happy SUMMER to you & kiddo & Mr. E and kitties! xoxoxoxox
      Send us some of that Texas sunshine!

  3. I was thinking today that I hadn't seen a post from you for ages, and here you are!
    Granola - discovered it on a trip to Canada six years ago and have loved it ever since. xx

  4. SO happy to see you back Miss Sparkle!! :) Yep, sometimes we need to get away from 'all of it' for awhile and get back to having fun with it, and life calls our names to deal with other stuff at times. I'm just glad all is well and you are having a good, if busy, year.



  5. I am so glad to see you here! I was beginning to worry about you. I do understand about needing time to recover from a move and remodeling. Hope to see you back on a regular basis. Love to you-I've missed you! xo Diana

  6. Hi Teresa, just found your sweet blog. Love the way you write and your photos are wonderful.

  7. I love granola for breakfast (when I do eat breakfast...should do so more often) and for snacks. This looks scrumptious and I love that it's so easy!

  8. I made this over the weekend. AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing.

    Very glad to see you posting again. I really enjoy your blog!

  9. So excited to see what you will do with The Oxbow Box - thank you for being a part of the project and helping to share the word about local produce and the many great ways to celebrate it!

  10. Gosh, I missed your post. You make my world a bit fancier, just by being you!
    I wrote you a love letter on my blog. Please know, I am not stalking you. I just adore your sense of pure goodness.
    Thanks a million times over for sharing your spirit.
    Every single time, I stop by I am bathed in Grace and goodness.

  11. So glad you're back. This looks positively delish!!!

  12. Looks yummy, cant wait to try. Hope your having a blessed summer


  13. So nice to have a visit from you! I am still holding on to summer with both hands. I love it so. This granola looks wonderful! I know I would love it. Your new project sounds wonderful!

  14. I love granola on
    top of Greek yogurt--
    this looks delish!

    Just got back from
    the Pac NW, where
    it most definitely felt
    like summer!!! Hope
    you continue to enjoy
    your time "off!"

    xo Suzanne

  15. This sounds really yummy! I haven't made "homemade" granola in years......must try this!

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  17. And now I realize how lazy I am. I've used to by custom paper my cereals in the supermarket across the road.