How This Nourishes Your Body
Chocolate Collagen Paleo Granola
It has been brought to my attention that most of my recipes contain either coconut, chocolate, or collagen. . . which doesn’t surprise me as these are basically my favorite foods.
See what I mean?;)
Staying true to form, this recipe contains all three and is one of the staples I enjoy making weekly to have on hand for breakfast, a side at lunch, snack, or dessert!
Unlike most granolas that are filled with grains and sugar that spike your blood sugar which then spike your insulin and cortisol leading to fat storage and hormonal issues, this is filled with healing fats, fiber, and protein for an energy, mood, and beauty boost!
Notes for Collagen Paleo Granola
- Double the recipe if you want to make it last longer
- You can try to use another nut or seed instead of sunflower
- I like to use these collagen peptides or these this collagen
- I love the Go-Raw sprouted pumpkin and sprouted sunflower seeds because it saves you from having to soak and sprout the seeds yourself. Why do you want to only eat nuts and seeds that are sprouted?! Because when they are not sprouted, the outer layer contains phytic acid which blocks the body’s ability so absorb minerals and is really hard on your digestive system. Learn how to sprout nuts and seeds here.
- If you want to make this sweeter, this is my favorite monk fruit sweetener – amazing replacement for regular sugar! Looks and tastes like sugar while being completely sugar-free and actually healthy!
- I love using this cacao powder
- Preheat oven to 350
- Place the coconut, sunflower seeds, cacao, and collagen in food processor or blender. I use this attachment for my Blendtec, it is the best! I use it for everything. Pulse until nuts and coconut or in small pieces.
- Add in honey and water
- Pulse until blended. This will make the batter thick and a bit sticky.
- Take the mixture and scatter and spread it over a baking pan lined with parchment paper. It can be in little or big chunks, however, you like it.
- Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until crunchy. Check them after 10. Because they are dark already, it is hard to tell if they are getting burnt. I like it slightly undercooked but play around with what you like!