Coconola: Grain-Free Coconut Granola (Paleo Friendly!)

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Coco-nola. 

Coconut + Granola.

A million times yes!

The truth is, homemade granola is easy to prepare and tastes like pure awesomeness. Sweet and crunchy, oh yes! The only thing that could make it better is coconut. And not just shavings or coconut chips here and there of the good stuff-- I'm talking a full-on coconut takeover. 

This coco-nola (coconut granola) is decadent but not over indulgent. It's got the perfect crispy crunch, plus you achieve huge granola clusters. Largely-sized clusters are a major plus in granola. 

Pair it with mylk or yogurt for breakfast, or sprinkle it over berries and whipped coconut cream for dessert. Or simply eat it straight up. This is one recipe you're going to LOVE!

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What You'll Need To Know

Preheat the oven to 325F degrees.

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Melt the coconut oil and pour it in a small bowl.  

Pour the oil and honey over the dry mixture and stir to combine and evenly coat. If using collage peptides, add 1 scoop and mix together.

Spread the granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes. 

Stir, then bake an additional 5 minutes until golden brown.

Allow the granola to cool completely, then store it in an airtight container.

What You'll Need

1 cup raw pepitas pumpkin seeds (I used this brand*)
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, not in shells
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 cup sliced cashews
2 cups chopped pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla
dash of salt (I used this brand)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey

Optional: 1 scoop collagen peptides (I used this brand)

* Use promo code 'valerie17' for 15% at checkout on Skoutbackcountry.com

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies? Yes, please!

You're going to love this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Cookies recipe. They satisfy your sweet tooth and make for are the perfect pre- or post-workout snack. The best part is that these taste bites are grain-free, dairy-free, and can be made with just 4 ingredients. They'll hold up for two weeks in the fridge, but let's be real.. they never seem to last that long!

4 ingredients.

That's it!

Nothing crazy or strange and they’re healthy. You've gotta love that!

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What You'll Need

2 cups unsalted peanuts
24 pitted medjool dates
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
pinch sea salt
 

What You'll Need To Know

In the food processor, blend the peanuts and salt into a powder.

Pit the dates and add them in as well.

If needed, slowly add a bit of water to help the mixture come together.

Once the dough is formed, line and 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper leaving enough room for some paper to stick out the sides.

Carefully, spoon the dough into the pan evenly. The dough will be a little sticky and you may need to wet your hands to roll them into balls. (Slightly smaller than a golf ball.)

Place in the fridge to firm up.

Recipe makes 10-12 balls.