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Coco-Nuts Crunchy Granola with Green Plantain

Store bought granola if one of those foods I never understood why they are labeled ‘healthy’, because even the best ones are full of sugar and questionable ingredients. So this is something I used to make at home occasionally, even before starting the Plant Paradox, using oats, maple syrup and butter. It was about time to work on a lectin free, vegan option and this one doesn’t disappoint. I can even say is one of the best granola I’ve ever made. In case you didn’t know what more to do with a green plantain.

Vegan, sugar free, lectin-free granola, easy, smells like heaven

Do you want more reasons to try this? Have a green plantain on hand, a selection of nuts (I used pecans and walnuts but you can use any combination you have / want), coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut flakes, hemp hearts (they add to the crunch and they are super tasty when roasted). I sweetened everything with dry figs, an approved occasional sweetener for plant paradox-ers. You can freestyle as much as you want if you have preferred ingredients you want to add, sometimes I add unsweetened cacao nibs to mine, but only after it’s done cooking. I like to have mine with cold hemp milk, for breakfast, or as a sweet treat when I feel like.

Coco-Nuts Crunchy Granola with Green Plantain

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

The most delicious lectin-free treat or breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 green plantain, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (divided)
  • 4 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 4 dry figs
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Optional: unsweetened cacao nibs (to be added after cooking).

Instructions

1

Heat the oven to 300F.

2

In a food processor, pulse the nuts and 1/2 cup coconut flakes, until they break down but they are not completely ground. You want some texture, with the nuts having different sizes. Add the mixture to a bowl.

3

In the same food processor, add the sliced banana, coconut butter and oil, and chopped figs. Pulse until mixed. Add this mixture to the bowl of nuts.

4

Add the hemp hearts, vanilla and salt. Add the 1 cup of coconut flakes left. Mix well with a spoon.

5

Add the mixture to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

6

Bake for about 40 minutes, mixing occasionally and keeping an eye on it at the end to make sure the coconut flakes do not burn.

7

Add the cacao nibs if using.

8

Let cool, and store in a glass jar in the fridge for about a week.

9

Serve with cold alternative milk of your choice (I prefer unsweetened original hemp milk).

Notes

Vegan, lectin free, sugar free, healthy. Double or triple quantities if you have a big family, it stores well in an airtight glass container in the fridge. It also freezes well. Great replacement for cereals.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristi Shanks
    June 7, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I make this granola every week! We love this stuff!

  • Reply
    Sheila S. Butler
    July 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Would this be able to be packed into bars and hold shape after baking?

  • Reply
    Erika
    August 26, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Claudia – this recipe is perfection! I love how it clumps together and is hardly sweet. Once again I used a green banana instead of plantain and it came out lovely. What a nice treat to keep in the fridge for the week!

    • Reply
      Claudia
      August 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you so much Erika. So happy you loved it <3

  • Reply
    Lisa
    March 4, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Is there anything we can use instead of coconut butter? I would like to reduce the fat if possible.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      March 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Anything I would suggest would be fat. It helps with binding everything together. You can just skip it.

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