paleo coconut cacao and fig granola

So I have officially made the decision to begin The Certified Nutritionist Consultant Program at the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. It’ll be a distance learning program done at my own pace (which means pretty fast because I want this bad), and I am SO excited.

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The coolest part is that I will have the ability to legitimately use Clinical Nutrition for the professional benefit of other people, maybe even you! Stay tuned! Things will be changing around here in the near future.

Of course I will keep doing the other passions. Coaching will never stop, and my work with CrossFit HQ and NorCal CrossFit makes me so happy. This will be an added bonus (pinch me).

Ok, so now back to the purpose of this blog…. something amazing happened in the kitchen yesterday.. and I mean it, AMAZING. I pulled everything out of my pantry and just started experimenting with flavors. What came next made my day…. and then seriously made my morning because breakfast was DELICIOUS, and I got to enjoy it with Rusty (which is rare these days).

So here it is….

Paleo Coconut Cacao and Fig Granola

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[recipe title=”Paleo Coconut Cacao and Fig Granola (GF, DF)” servings=”10″ time=”60 min” difficulty=”easy”]

WHAT YOU NEED (I used all organic and raw ingredients):

WHAT TO DO:

  • preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • place the cashews and pecans into a blender and pulse to break the mixture into smaller pieces, then pour them into a medium bowl (you can also just chop them with a knife)
  • add in the coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and cacao nibs
  • melt coconut oil on stovetop, pour into measuring cup, add honey, stir to melt it
  • then add vanilla, and stir some more
  • pour into the bowl with the nut/seed mix and get your hands dirty making sure it’s all coated
  • spread the mixture out into a shallow baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the mixture is lightly browned (and your kitchen smells like heaven)
  • remove from the oven and stir in the dried figs and salt
  • press the granola mixture out on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet to form a flat, even surface
  • pop it in the fridge for 20 minutes and then break into chunks
  • ENJOY!! We had ours over my cocoa chia pudding
  • IF there is any left, store in an airtight glass container [/recipe]

I hope you all are enjoying this heat! I know I am.. I love summer. Enjoy it with someone you love. Happy almost weekend!

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By | 2015-04-01T10:09:33-08:00 May 2nd, 2014|Breakfast, Nutrition|1 Comment

About the Author:

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

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  1. […] recipe! 5 ingredient Cocoa Chia Seed Pudding…. mmmmmm! Sprinkle coconut shavings or my paleo granola on top and you’re set for a good start to the […]

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