My mornings are sweet and precious. They are quiet and filled with coffee and devotions. This is a special time of heartfelt prayer and conversation with my Heavenly Father. It is my time to focus before the world wakes up and fills my day with busy, but, sweet chaos.
When I transition from my devotion time to breakfast, I struggle with my food options. When I started the AIP diet, I was disappointed by the breakfast choices. They included the weirdest combinations of meat and vegetables. None of the options went well with my sweet coffee morning bliss. So, I started researching ingredients that were AIP compliant and came up with a granola that is grain free and fits my life perfectly. This scrumptious granola is great over fruit in the morning, as cereal with coconut milk, or as a snack while hiking, kayaking, traveling, or even binge watching a Netflix show.
The ingredients are simple. Coconut is the main ingredient. You can use any size of flakes you want. Our local Walmart carries this organic brand for a super great price.
Our local Natural Grocers stores sells these larger flakes in their bulk department for a super great price.
So...... start with the coconut and mix it with maple syrup and your favorite dried fruit. I use tart cherries because they help calm inflammation.
Mix the ingredients well and place in a 9 X 13 pan lined with parchment paper.
Place in the oven on 350 degrees and stir every 5 minutes until crisp and golden.
I have found that I can store this granola in a Rubbermaid container for a couple of weeks. Enjoy :)
Sunshine Granola (AIP friendly)
2 cups of shredded coconut
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1/2 cup of tart cherries or your favorite dried fruit
- Mix all ingredients together
- Place in a 9 X 13 pan that is lined with parchment paper
- Bake at 350 degrees
- Stir every 5 minutes until golden brown and crisp
- Store in airtight container for 2 weeks