When I was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I couldn’t have grains of any kind.  I really missed granola and couldn’t find any grain-free varieties in stores, so I made my own.  The little bit of butter gives the granola a caramel flavor and makes it taste like you are eating dessert.


3 cups walnut halves and pieces
2 cups sliced almonds
2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes, large
1 cup no sugar-added dried blueberries or cherries
1 cup honey
4 Tablespoons organic butter

Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl combine walnuts, almonds and coconut.
In a saucepan over medium heat combine honey and butter.
Cook until bubbly and butter is melted.
Add honey mixture to bowl and stir well.
Pour granola onto a sheet pan lines with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes until golden brown.
Add dried fruit for the last 5 minutes of baking time.
Remove from oven and spread mixture on a silicone mat or parchment paper and cool.
Store in an airtight container.

Walnuts, almonds, coconut

Honey and organic butter

Ready for the oven



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