This week on More Good Day Oregon, I made a Grain Free Granola that has become an instant favorite in our family. Check out the video as I make this simple and scrumptious recipe step-by-step…
Grain Free Granola
I believe that whole, intact grains such as oats and brown rice can be an important building block in a healthy diet. Personally, I use an assortment of whole grains such as oats, brown rice, and black “forbidden” rice in my daily diet.
In fact, the longstanding Framingham Heart Study found that three or more daily servings of whole grains were associated with a slimmer waist. Another study found that the eating of three whole grain portions a day reduced high blood pressure as much as medication did. Whole grains may also help lower risk for prediabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, cancer in general, and breast and prostate cancer in particular (Source: Nutritionfacts.org).
Why Grain Free?
However, some people don’t do well on grains, and find them difficult to digest.
Or, they’re following a specific autoimmune protocol that prohibits grains.
So, I got to work making a Grain Free Granola that’s sure to please anyone in the group, grain free or otherwise.
This recipe uses large coconut flakes instead of the traditional oats. In addition, we add different nuts and seeds to provide a pleasing texture, as well as a full nutritional line-up of fiber, protein, and omega 3’s, a.k.a. healthy fat.