Paleo Granola

For those of you who like a crunchy treat without all the additives this is for you! It takes 5 minutes to make (if that) and I feel like it is SO much cheaper that the paleo and healthy alternatives to granola that you can get at the store. This version has no oats, completely grain and gluten free and loaded with good protein from the nuts and seeds! I have already gone through 2 batches at home because it not only tastes good but takes no time or effort to make. A win, win for me!

Pick 4 of any of the nuts below:
- Chopped pecans
- Chopped walnuts
- Coconut flakes
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Chopped or slivered almonds

6 TBS Maple syrup
1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Use 4 of the nuts/seeds you have at home and add 1 cup of each to a bowl. Add in maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla and then mix by hand to get all the nuts/seeds coated.

Cover a baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the granola into the dish and press down so it is flat. Bake for 40 minutes on 325 degrees. Let cool and enjoy! (Optional: when it is cooled you can add dried fruit or some chocolate chips to make trail mix!) And try to resist from eating too much like I did!

Adapted from granola-recipe/