Sunday, September 2, 2012

PUMPKIN PALEO CRUNCH


Let's face it - we all love Steve's Paleo Krunch. It's delicious. You can't stop eating it until it's gone. It supports a great cause. You can order it at stevesoriginal.com.  But, then you have to wait for it to get to your house.

So, I've been in a "ready for fall" mood lately AND I was craving Steve's Paleo Crunch. I looked around on the sites and there are some great paleo recipes for this kind of stuff. Here's my take on Steve's great idea: Dinah's great idea:  PUMPKIN PALEO CRUNCH.

Mix in a HUGE bowl these dry ingredients:
2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds (Whole Foods are so good)
1 1/2 cup almond meal
3 cups unsweetened coconut chips (shredded will also do, but I like the big chunks. Order from nuts.com.)
2 cups raw almonds (slivers, or run them through the chopper)
1 TSBP cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
(Don't forget to mix - the baking soda needs to be mixed in)

Mix in a small bowl these wet ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil (liquid)
1/2 cup raw honey
1 TBSP real vanilla
1/2 cup pure pumpkin

Whisk the wet ingredients and then pour them into the dry ingredients. Stir and spread out on two big heavy-duty cookie sheets. Bake for about an hour in a 250 degree oven. Take them out and stir them and spread them back out. Stick them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

Stir it up and put it in a huge container, or bag it up in baggies after it cools off. I need 1/2 cup servings for us, but Ger's going to want much bigger servings.


Doesn't it look good in the oven? It still smells good in my house, too! Let me know how your batch goes. It makes a LOT! (but you will be glad)
Lots of people are eating this in a bowl, like CEREAL, with coconut or almond milk. Wow!