Everyone! Did you guys know that paleo granola is super super easy to make? I mean, any kind of granola is super easy to make if you think about it. I used to buy expensive bags of paleo granola and now my life has changed by making my own with some walnut oil and date syrup.
I used La Tourangelle Walnut Oil that is made here in Woodland California. I recently met the team and love how small the company is and how truly family oriented they are. It’s not that often you can talk to a CEO about potty training.
The CEO Matthieu Kohlmeyer is from France and I told him I used French Macarons as my daugthers reward treat and even he thinks I’m too fancy. IT’S NOT NORMAL IN FRANCE EITHER!
Anyway back to this paleo granola. The walnut oil just intensifies the flavor of all the nuts, not just the walnuts and the date syrup adds the right amount of sweetness.
Now let’s talk about date syrup. You have seen me use it in about 80% of my recipes recently. About a year ago my dad was diagnosed with diabetes. He is a sweets lover (which is how he got in trouble in the first place). I was on a quest to give him all the treats modified with less sugar and made with something his body can handle.
One day I was on Instagram (go figure) and saw some local Bay Area foodies talking about a brand called Just Date Syrup. I commented on one of their posts and the owner Sylvie wanted to send me one to try and I said yes! It came two days later and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now I regulary buy the set of 3 so I can keep two here for recipe development and give one to my parents in Las Vegas.
I only added a touch of the date syrup to the granola so that you can adjust the sweetness when your eating the granola. It is really good in ice cold dairy free yogurt and some crunchy fruit.
I know that I use some ingredients that are hard to get where you live, so the good folks at La Tourangelle and Just Date Syrup have given me some oils and syrup to help stock up your pantry. All you need to do is Subscribe to my blog (if you do already then you are automatically entered). You also get bonus entries if you follow all of us on Instagram. All the entry details are below and I can’t wait to see who wins all these goodies.
A healthy and easy recipe for paleo granola using walnut oil and date syrup.
Pre-Heat Oven to 300 Degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Pour on to the lined pan and spread to make an even layer.
Bake for 25 minutes until the nuts are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow the paleo granola to fully cool down.
Break into chunks and store in an airtight container up to 3 weeks.
I used a mix of walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachio for this paleo granola. You can use any nuts you wish.