Grain-Free Flax Apple Granola-MainPhoto

Grain-Free Flax Apple Granola-MainPhoto
To start your morning right, or just for healthier snack throughout the day, here’s a new take on the granola classic.

Serves: 4

1/3 cup coconut oil, heated
¼ cup honey
2 TSP sugar
2 cups salted peanuts, chopped
¾ cup ground flax seeds
½ TSP ground cinnamon
1/6 TSP ground ginger
1/6 TSP cocoa powder
1 Granny Smith apple, diced

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  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.  Prepare a sheet tray with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat oil, honey and sugar over low heat stirring until incorporated.
  3. Transfer to bowl and mix in 2 cups peanuts and flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger and cocoa powder.
  4. Transfer to sheet tray and bake; mixing every 20 minutes for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.  Transfer mixture to a large bowl; toss with diced apples.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy atop yogurt, salads, mixed into hummus or just eaten alone as an on-the-go snack.