Raw Grain-Free Cardamom Spiced Granola

from Kitchen Stewardship

  • Vegetarian
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Processor

It is DAY 13 of the “Raw Food Recipes” and to help celebrate I invited the life of the party, and one of dehydrated food's biggest devotees, the delightful Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship. To say this woman is hilarious is an understatement. Every time I get an email from her, guffaws of gargantuan proportions are uncorked. This lady is so much fun, and her fabulous blog is quickly becoming one of my weekly “must reads”.

Katie Kimball is a mother of three and home cook, who spends a ton of time in the kitchen making real food with whole ingredients and then blogging with good humor about her successes and failures at Kitchen Stewardship. A proud locavore, she also maintains a green lifestyle on a single-income family budget, and teaches others to do the same with her weekly “Monday Mission” challenges.

Katie’s blog is a deliciously informative “How To” website loaded with fantastic information about eco living and preparing healthy whole foods. Some of my favorite posts are: the How to Make Water Kefir video; How to Wash Your Hair Without Shampoo; her Homemade Deodorant recipe; and her roundup of Green Household Cleaners, and the Homemade Fruit Rolls video. But there are tons of other fantastic posts.

You can also find fantastic healthy recipes at Kitchen Stewardship. Check out Katie's delicious meatless dishes, as well as wonderful breakfasts, appetizers, soups, sides, and desserts. This raw grain-free granola is a glowing example of Katie's triumphs in the kitchen. What I love about this recipe is that you can get creative and make it different every time you make it, by mixing up the nuts and seeds, and fruit combinations.

This granola recipe is found exclusively in Katie’s fabulous eBook, Healthy Snacks to Go. Check out Katie’s other ebooks, The Family Camping Handbook, The Everything Beans Book, and Smart Sweets. Trust me, this lady has a wealth of information to share.

Katie is an Attune Foods Ambassador, and was listed as one of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers for 2012. Visit Kitchen Stewardship for "real food and natural living dished out in chewable, baby step portions."

Katie, thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe as part of this raw foods event.
You are amazing...

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Raw Grain-Free Cardamom Spiced Granola

Raw Grain-Free Cardamom Spiced Granola

from Kitchen Stewardship

Makes a half gallon20 MINS
  1. Mix the coconut oil, sweeteners, and vanilla together in a small bowl.
  2. In a food processor, chop the almonds so that they're the size you want, which can be quite small but not finely ground. Do the same to the second type of nut, keeping some larger chunks if you like.
  3. Mix the nuts, seeds, coconut and spices.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the dry ingredients and stir well. Next, add the dried fruit.
  5. Spread the granola in a thin layer on dehydrator trays. Use non-stick sheets or parchment paper to prevent the shredded coconut, sesame seeds, etc. from falling through. One batch takes up about 1 1/2 to 2 dehydrator trays. I usually make at least a triple batch at once.
  6. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for about 24 hours until fairly dry.

Katie’s Note: If you soak your nuts for "crispy nuts," you can either soak the nuts and then chop them to incorporate in this recipe without drying first, or you can chop the nuts coarsely, then soak them and use in the granola. Just be careful not to lose too many pieces through the colander when you drain the chopped nuts.


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