Toasted Coconut and Berry Grain Free Granola! A super simple homemade grain free granola recipe that is paleo, vegan, and tastes so good! An assortment of Nuts, seeds, dried berries, spices, coconut oil, coconut, and maple syrup all baked up. That’s it! Perfectly filling and EASY to throw together! Great fuel for you or a gift ideas for others.
Is anyone seeing a theme here? Um, I guess I’m pretty ecstatic about breakfast this week. In all forms. Eggs, Chia Pudding, and now grain free granola. I think it’s safe to say that if you come to my house on Christmas morning, I’ll have plenty for you to eat. I like to think my God given gift is just feeding people random gluten free creations.
Speaking of gifts. This is my last batch of edible Holiday gifts. I made gluten free bread/muffins for neighbors, healthy bites for friends, and now this toasted coconut berry grain free granola will be part of our Christmas Eve family present exchange. Shh… don’t tell them though. They usually expect food, they just never know what they will be getting. Haha, yes, I am that family member. The one who really doesn’t know what to get anyone besides food and gift cards. Not necessarily a bad thing though, right?
Besides, food is love. Food pretty much makes everyone happy. Making or baking a gift specifically for someone is thoughtful. Food/edible gifts are affordable. Food/edible gifts are customizable.
You betcha! Customizable food gifts are lifesavers when you have friends/family who need to be on a special diet, or have dietary preferences for themselves and/or their kids! Can you relate? I sure can.
And since my family is pretty much obsessed with all things berries and coconut (especially toasted coconut) and nuts, this grain free granola gift might just make me the favorite daughter/sister/cousin. Hence this grain free granola. It’s sounds so hippie and uber healthy, but it’s taste is far from bland. That I promise! It doesn’t hurt that it’s also vegan, paleo, lower FODMAP, etc. You get my point. It’s GOOD FOR YOU and very simple to make!
Chop the nuts. Add your natural sweetener and spices. Bake. Add your coconut to the oven last. Bake a little more.
Once it all toasted and scrumptious smelling, remove from oven, mix it up and add in your dried berries!
See, a simple good tasty gift!
These types of edible gifts are also feel good gifts. Yes, this grain free granola is so good it makes you feel good, but that’s not what I mean or where I’m going with this.
I mean, receiving grain free granola as a gift is not all that exciting, but it does make that recipient feel good. Let’s face it, sometimes the last thing you want after a month of cookies and chocolate and drinks are more sweets. Unless you’re under the age of 12, then that’s all you want all the time, haha.
But seriously, think about what you are GIVING! You are giving the gift of health. A jump start into healthy (or healthier) eating for 2016. A satisfying snack that makes you FEEL GOOD to snack on, both mentally and physically. That’s priceless ya’ll!
Do I sound too preachy or corny? Nah, just think about it. The gift of health is the perfect ending to a treat filled season and the perfect beginning to a restart/renew season in 2016. AMEN AMEN! Let’s all throw confetti… err grain free granola, and celebrate!
Or you just pour yourself a bowl and share the rest. Yes, let’s do that!
What’s your favorite food gift to receive or give?
Have you ever made your own granola?