Carrot Cereal has been the only thing satisfying my cereal cravings for quite some time now but it wasn’t quite giving me the hearty satisfaction that a bowl of granola used to give. All I knew when I began this little experiment was that it needed to have cacao nibs and that I was going for a no sugar, no grain recipe. The addition of garam masala was a last minute surprise and it made for the most uniquely delicious granola I’ve ever had! Be warned though- this is made from almost entirely nuts, seeds, and oil. You can’t sit down to a cup of it like you might with an oat-based granola. I tried. It hurt. I’d definitely recommend using a sprinkling of this to top some coconut yogurt or having a small bowl with almond milk as a sweet and savory dessert.
3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup cacao nibs
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/5 tsp ground garam masala
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 packets NuNaturals stevia
1/2 tsp vanilla bean
big pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix ingredients thoroughly and layer onto a parchment paper laden baking dish or pan. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.