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Easy Dark Chocolate Paleo Grain Free Granola {paleo + vegan}

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it’s going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!
 
Okay guys. It’s the weekend. Let’s talk granola.

Love it? Hate it? Have a favorite brand? Ever tried making it?

Sorry that was a lot of questions. Hope I didn’t scare you away. Bear with me! This topic is worth a chat.

Homemade granola is something I make on a super regular basis for the family that I work for. It’s one of those pantry essentials that’s as necessary to have stocked as milk and eggs. So I’ve really gotten the whole granola making thing down, and trust me, it’s not half as hard as you think it is.

BUT, while I do occasionally eat oats if they’re gluten free, I just feel better if I avoid them, or at least have them in moderation. And you and I both know that for better or for worse, when it’s good, granola is not one of those things that you eat in moderation. Am I right?

If it’s on my counter, I’m gonna eat it every morning for breakfast. Either straight up with almond milk and some fresh berries, or sprinkled over my smoothie (so good. go try it.) Especially if it’s this easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola.

Because granola with oats is not the only option! Paleo friendly grain free granola is totally a thing and it is totally worth trying.

what is grain free granola?

 

In short, grain free granola is granola without any grains! (duhh of course you knew that) Let’s get a little bit more specific.

While granola has kind of become synonymous with grains, this version subs in nuts and seeds for the grains creating a more nutrient dense and deeply satisfying alternative. It’s held together and sweetened with almond butter and maple syrup, and spiced up with some vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chocolate.

More nutrients and it will keep you full longer? Sign me UP!

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

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fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream {gluten free + paleo friendly}

Oh man! Feeling out of practice with this whole blog post writing thing. Since starting a ketosis protocol a week and a couple days ago, that has pretty much been my life. Planning, cooking, yoga, and a general turning inwards. Pretty awesome actually. I’ve also been making and shooting a fair amount of recipes, but the blog post writing (also known as the piece of this project that always takes up the largest chunk of time and energy), has not made the to do list cut. BUUUT! Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream are just too damn good to keep from you guys any longer.

So here we go. It may be a brief post (with maybe a few too many pictures – bc who doesn’t love a generous stack of pancakes piled high with all the good things) but it’s going to be a good one.

Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true. Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true.

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creamy watermelon chia seed pudding {gluten free + vegan option}

When you’re on your tenth watermelon of the summer, you start to get reaaaally creative with different ways to use it! You’ll see a couple of watermelon recipes coming up on the blog for that very reason. The first of which, is this creamy watermelon chia seed pudding!

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!
 
Creamy watermelon chia seed pudding? Sounds a little… strange, right? It sounded pretty strange to me at first, too. So strange that even though the recipe came out perfectly on my first round of testing, I had to make it two more times just to be sure that I wasn’t making up the fact that it was DELICIOUS.

I actually kind of had to convince myself that this was a good idea. And now, I do believe it’s my job to convince YOU that’s it a good idea, too 🙂

The base for the chia seed pudding starts by blending together fresh cut pieces of juicy watermelon, greek yogurt (Stay with me here. You can also sub in coconut yogurt for a dairy free option), lemon juice, and a little maple syrup to gently sweeten things up. The chia seeds are whisked in, and once their plumped up, the pudding is layered into little cups with fresh berries, and more juicy watermelon.

How am I doing on the convincing so far? 😉

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!

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