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Breakfast Crunch (Healthy Granola)


2 cups almonds

1 cup macadamia nut

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup raisins

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt


1.         Place nuts and seeds in a large bowl, cover with water and soak overnight.  Another great way to enjoy this dish is use only 1 tbsp of crunch over 1/2 cup of natural yogurt with 1/2 banana and berries.

2.         Place raisins in a separate bowl, cover with 1/2-1 cup water and soak overnight.

3.         Place the raisins, along with their soaking water in a food processor and puree until smooth.

4.         In a fine mesh metal strainer, drain and rinse the nuts and seeds, discard the soaking water.

5.         Add nuts and seeds to raisin puree in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped, to the consistency of granola (small clusters).  add vanilla, cinnamon and salt and pulse briefly to incorporate these final ingredients.

6.         Transfer mixture onto two large parchment lined baking sheets.

7.         To make live granola, place in the oven on the lowest setting (60 degrees) for 24 hours.

8.         For instant gratification, bake for 454 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees, add shredded coconut, currant and other dried fruit.

9.         Serve with some almond milk or natural yogurt.