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Monday, October 26, 2015

Grain Free Granola

 Bake @ 325 degrees for 25min.

1 Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut 
1 Cup Almonds, chopped or slivered
1 Cup Almond flour
½ Cup Organic Pine Nuts
½ Cup roasted Pumpkin seeds
½ Cup Organic Brazil Nuts-chopped
½ Cup Raw Organic Honey
½ Cup Coconut oil
2 Tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp Cinnamon, the more you put in, the stronger the taste will be

1.       Preheat the oven to 325 Degrees
2.       In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well
3.       In a saucepan, melt coconut oil, and honey. Add vanilla
4.       Once melted, pour your wet ingredients over your seed/nut mixture and mix well with a fork to ensure everything gets coated
5.       Place your mixture on a foil lined baking sheet and spread thin and evenly
6.       Bake in the oven for 25 minutes
7.       Remove from the oven and stir around to ensure nothing burns (I put it back in the bowl, stir it up and then respread it on the baking sheet
8.       Place back in the oven for 5 minutes
9.       Remove and let cool, it tastes better cold and also develops its crunchiness as it cools.
10.   For a different variation, add fresh cut up apples to the mixture and cook. J

Why Use Coconut Oil?

I am a firm believer in Coconut Oil, it has helped me in so many ways. It is so good on pancakes and baked goods and it tastes great with a little butter. It is one of the few oils i can cook with and then rub on my hands. :) I have a list of 26 uses for coconut oil and how to use them in your daily life. Enjoy!!!!

1. A moisturizer
2. Makeup remover
3. Hair moisturizer (Hair Oil)
4. Cooking oil
5. Energizer
6. Sunburn soother (it also helps the sunburn to fade and heal much faster)
7. Helps eyelashes grow faster
8. Helps treat acne
9. Reduces frizz when applied to the ends of your hair
10. Cuticle Cream
11. Deodorant (Deodorant Recipe)
12. Oil pulling
13. Remineralizing toothpaste (Remineralizing Toothpaste)
14. Lip moisturizer
15. Shaving cream
16. Detangler
17. Use in mayonnaise  (Mayonnaise)
18. Helps you sleep better when taken regularly
19. Homemade coffee Coconut oil coffee recipe (trust me, this tastes great and gives you so much energy!!!)
20. Use as a carrier oil
21. Put 1Tablespoon in your bath water or foot soak to help moisturize
22. Coconut oil fudge
23. A replacement for greasing your cookie sheets, bread pans, etc.
24. Helps blisters, cuts, and burns heal faster
25. When used with 4 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil, it is great for relieving sore muscles
26. Superfood Smoothie Recipe