August 11, 2011


So I've got a fresh batch of my absolute favorite granola EVER in the dehydrator at this very moment, and I'm trying my very best to keep my hands out of it!

As long as I've got some time to spare, I figure I might as well share this super tasty recipe... hoping it'll keep me busy and my hands out of the kitchen long enough for the granola to finish dehydrating!

So here it is.  And just a heads up, you may want to make yourself a second batch!  Start with 2 cups of your favorite nut and seed combo.  Here's what I typically use...

1 cup almonds 
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Soak the nut/seed mix overnight (8 hours) using fresh, clean water.  Rinse thoroughly and drain.  Transfer into a large glass bowl.  Next, make a sweet banana coating...

3 pitted dates (soaked 10 min to soften)
1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp raw honey
Pinch Himalayan salt

Soak dates and discard the water (or drink it).  In a blender, combine dates, banana, honey, salt and blend until smooth and creamy.  Transfer the mixture into your nut/seed bowl and give it a stir.  

Mix in the following ingredients and dehydrate 18-24 hours on 118 degrees F (depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your granola).

1 cup blueberries
1 ripe banana, diced

Final step. Try not to eat it all before it's done dehydrating!


  1. Why do you soak the nuts before adding them?
    Soumds really good :)

  2. Great question.. it's an important step! Most nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors to help protect them from early germination. When soaked, these inhibitors are released allowing life to sprout (mimicking what naturally occurs in nature)! And it also helps to make the nuts/seeds easier to digest ;-)

  3. made this last week and its now my new favorite granola recipe. thank you for sharing this. I'm new to raw eating and building a database of raw goodies and this has been added. ;)

  4. So happy you enjoyed it.. makes me smile ; )


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