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Grain free granola (dreams do come true)

For last year's January challenge, this recipe was far and away the fan favorite in our recipe book. Be careful!  Highly addictive!!!!


  • 1 1⁄2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 1⁄2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit)
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh medjool dates
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 


  1. Preheat your oven to 275° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In the food processor, grind the pecans & hazelnuts into a fine meal
  3. Coarsely chop coconut flakes and dates. Add to a large bowl along with the pecan/hazelnut meal, dried cherries and sliced almonds
  4. In a small bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, cinnamon and maple syrup. Whisk until well mixed
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry & stir until everything is coated
  6. Spread onto baking sheet in a single layer
  7. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes so that it doesn’t burn
  8. Cool on a wire rack & enjoy with your favorite white milk-like liquid