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Raw Granola

What you need: 

3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1-1/2 cups soaked almonds (soak at least 8 hours, then measure 1-1/2 cups)
1 cup soaked raw pecans, divided (soak at least 4 hours, then measure 1 cup)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup agave syrup or maple syrup
nuts and/or dried fruit of your choice, to taste (optional)

What you do: 

1. Chia Egg: In a small bowl, mix together the water and chia seeds; set aside.
2. Finely chop soaked almonds (you could also pulse them in a food processor). You want to make sure they are finely chopped but not into a puree. Transfer almonds to a large bowl.
3. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the pecans and add to almonds. Add in ground flax, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
4. In a blender or food processor, puree the apple, agave syrup, chia egg, and remaining 1/2 cup soaked pecans. Add to the almond mixture. Stir in nuts and fruit.
5. Spread onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate overnight. (We did ours for 17 hours, but you can just see how dry it is the next morning and decide how much more you want to dry it for). Flip over and break into pieces half way through dehydration. Eat!
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Source of recipe: We got a dehydrator! Whoo! But don't worry we will still make the majority of our raw recipes dehydrator-free for people who live the cheap and cheerful student life. We'll mostly use it for dehydrating soaked nuts and drying fruit.
Here's a recipe for raw granola that I sort of made up as I went along. It's a great base that you can add to. I added jungle peanuts, goldenberries and cacao nibs. Jac was not a fan of the jungle peanuts for some reason...I guess even though we're twins we don't agree on everything...And the goldenberries were a bit too sour. Next time I'll add a sweeter fruit like blueberries or grapes.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 12 hours
Cooking Time: 
12 hours
Recipe Category: 


This also sounds like a great little snack to put in a baggie and eat dry.. Thanx..

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