These granola cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy.
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These paleo granola bites are just the treat for when you crave something sweet and crunchy but don’t want to throw your nutritional goals off the rails. We all have those days!
I generally try to avoid grains. While I find this pretty easy to maintain, I sometimes miss truly crunchy food. Sure – bell peppers, celery, carrots, cabbage, and nuts can pack a crunch; but there is something about a cracker or a tortilla chip that is just – well – different.
These Paleo granola bites ‘scratch that itch.’ They have a fantastic crunchy texture that can’t be beaten.
One (or three) of these with a good cup of coffee or tea may just be the perfect afternoon treat.
Not in the mood for a cookie? The nut mixture can be spread into a pan to make granola. It is even faster to make than the cookies; not to mention tastes amazing on Greek yogurt!
Granola is delicious but it is often laden with unhealthy fats and sugars. Plus, it’s super expensive. This granola might be one of the best granolas I have ever eaten and it’s a fraction of the price.
NOTE: If you are being super strict about avoiding grains, you need to be warned that these do contain a small amount of oats. You can omit the oats, however, they do combine with the sliced almonds to provide the itch-scratching addictive crunchy texture.
Whether you make them into cookies or granola – with or without the oats – they are guaranteed to address your crunch cravings!
Enjoy! What is your favorite healthy snack? Let us know – we love to hear from you!
Paleo Granola Bites
- Preheat oven to 325 ℉.
- Mix together dry ingredients and coconut oil in a large bowl: pecans, almonds, coconut, pepitas, oats, salt (and coconut oil). Spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake 10 minutes. Then let cool.
- Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until foamy. Gradually add the coconut sugar while continuing to whisk.
- Add the two (wet and dry) mixtures together. (It doesn't matter which you add to the other.) Stir until well incorporated.
- Use a tablespoon or a cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Space them evenly. You can place your 'cookies' pretty close to one another. They will not spread much.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. [They will get crispier as they cool.]