Paleo “Granola” Recipe

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Check out what I had for breakfast yesterday morning””and it’s not a French Toast Breakfast Scramble or a Two-Ingredient Pancake!

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I made a Greek yogurt parfait with blueberries and some Paleo “granola” that I whipped up the night before.

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I know there’s a lot of Paleo “granola” and Paleo “crunch” recipes out there, so I’m not the first to create something like this, but I simplified the recipe by using what I had in my kitchen. And, hey, you might like my recipe better than the others (it’s salty and sweet), so here’s my version!

Paleo “Granola”

Base Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour/meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt

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Add-in Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

You can pretty much add anything you want to your Paleo “granola” once you have your base ingredients. I had shredded coconut, a bag of mixed nuts, and sunflower seeds on hand, so that’s what I used. Feel free to add whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen!

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Combine base ingredients in a large bowl; blend well.
  3. Mix in your add-in ingredients.
  4. Spread mixture onto a prepared baking sheet. (I sprayed my baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, but you could use coconut or olive oil.)
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes or so.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

Workout

Tough WOD yesterday! I swear, any WOD with more than 3 or 4 rounds kills me and yesterday’s had 6! Yowsahs.

Met Con

6 RFT:
100m Sprint
10 OHS
10 Box Jumps
10 T2B
Rx: (95, 65) (24”, 20”)
Scaling #1: (65, 45) (24”, 20”)
Scaling #2: 45, technique, PVC; whichever weight allows you to keep the bar over your heels and the weight in your heels (20”, 15”)

Before the WOD, we worked on headstands, and I got my very first one””thanks to some awesome coaching tips from Kerrie. I actually did a bunch of headstands and managed to stay balanced in the pose for a few seconds. It was cool.

For the WOD, I did scaling option #1 (45 pounds for the Overhead Squats and a 20” box for the box jumps) and finished in 13:30. I tried to keep up with Kerrie, but she was en fuego and almost lapped me! Haha! Trying to keep up with her definitely made me push myself, so I know my time was faster because of her.

Lunch

For lunch, I cooked up a turkey burger and then topped it with guacamole. On the side, I head some roasted summer squash and some mashed butternut squash.

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Snack

A little while later, I snacked on some baby carrots and rice crackers with some more guacamole, which I can’t seem to get enough of. Basically, when it’s near me, I need to eat ALL OF IT!

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I also snacked on some a lot of Paleo “Granola” over the course of the afternoon. I couldn’t keep my hand out of it!

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Question of the Day

What foods do you have trouble controlling yourself around?

Mine: Cereal/granola, guacamole, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Doritos, my Mom’s Apple Crisp.

P.S. My cousin just sent me this video and it’s absolutely adorable. It’s a dog teaching a puppy how to go down stairs. ADORABLE!!!

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