Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SCD Granola, Revised

As time goes by I get more and more educated about life, raising children and oh yeah, food. The previously posted granola recipe had some SCD illegals in it (sorry about that). I thought it was worth re-posting my newest version. It is still my favorite topping to a bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit and travels anywhere. I revised the recipe to make a bigger batch and to make it SCD legal. Here is the original recipe from Lauren at Healthy Indulgences. The following is my revised recipe.

SCD Granola

1/2 c. peanut or almond Butter
1/4 c. grapeseed oil
1/2 c. honey
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

2 T. sesame seeds, optional (not SCD legal)
1/4 c. almond flour
1/2 c. roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 c. pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 c. sliced almonds
1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine first 5 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat until hot. Stir until well combined. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour hot nut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with your hands. Spread granola out onto lined cookie sheet. Evenly distribute over the cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This granola does not have to be refrigerated if you are taking it somewhere but at home I like to keep it cold so it lasts longer.


  1. Hi - Oh, this recipe sounds goooood... I've been wanting something portable to take with me to class... but, I have a question about the sesame seeds - aren't they an illegal, SCD-wise? I could make it without them tho'...

    I ask this question because I am a newbie and learning... sometimes this diet is so confusing - I guess that's because it's a personalized diet - you eat what works with your body and not everyone's the same... Thanks!

  2. Hi Xania,
    Thanks for your comments, I love to get them. You are right sesame seeds are illegal on the SCD and I try to note in my recipes things that are (I will edit this one). This recipe will still taste great without them. Good luck with the diet, it is a learning curve and soon you will find that you have a stock of recipes that you know work for you and life gets a bit easier.

    Thanks again, Karen

  3. i've made this before and it was sooo delicious. just realized that i don't have any grape seed oil on hand. has anyone tried it with coconut oil?

  4. Yes, I have used coconut oil and it works great. Glad you like the recipe. Karen

  5. This recipe is delicious, and I made mine with coconut oil and it turned out great! Thanks for bringing back "granola" to my breakfast!