::paleo crunch:: minnesota photographer

So I know this has nothing to do with weddings or kids…but I have found a very delicious new recipe thanks to my friend, Shawn.  He was making it one night and I couldn’t wait to try it myself.  It is a great snack, full of raw- good- for -you foods.  He is super intense into Crossfit and has since followed the Paleo diet.  I am not going to go into details with that as I know nothing about it, but click the Crossfit link if you are interested in finding more about the two.  Here are some fun pics of this amazing snack….

Paleo Crunch

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1 cup almond meal

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 cup raw slivered or chopped almonds

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup grape seed oil

1/2 cup raw honey

1-2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 325.  In large bowl add dry ingredients.  Add wet ingredients and combine well.  Spread thin on baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.  Stir and bake another 5 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 5-10 minutes in pan.  HOW EASY IS THIS?!  :)

This is so delicious, definitely try it yourself…it is so easy and I can’t wait to see what else he makes!  All the above ingredients I found at Trader Joe’s or Byerly’s.  Almond meal is a little expensive so be prepared for that.  Although, I will probably get about  4 batches out of the almond meal.  The seeds came in big bags so they will last awhile, too! Also I read you can use agave nectar instead of  the raw honey :)



I used coconut oil recently as requested by Emily in the comment section below.  And I used Agave nectar this time and i actually liked the taste better.  I also reduced baking time to about 15-18 minutes and had a less crunchy batch, which I also loved.  It has been fun experimenting!



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May 3, 2011 - 9:40 am

admin - Thanks, Emily….I have coconut oil, too and will try the next batch with that. You have great recipes on your site!

May 3, 2011 - 9:13 am

Emily - @Tracy – Coconut Oil is infinitely better for you. Grapeseed Oil (just like soybean and canola) is not recommended among the Paleo/Primal dietary experts like Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson. Plus, it adds extra awesome flavor.

March 24, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Tracy - Thank you for posting this. I just found it while eating a Paleo Krunch bar from Steve’s Original. LOVE LOVE LOVE it, but knew there had to be a recipe out there for it. Only difference is that he uses coconut oil instead of the grape seed oil. Wonder which one is better for you. I’ve been 100% Paleo this year and I’ve never felt better in my life!

Thanks again. Can’t wait to make a batch.

March 23, 2011 - 7:33 am

Leslie Hallman - Thanks for the recipe. I find it very amusing that I stumbled on your post as I have 4 kids and am trying to get this paleo thing to stick and I’m a photographer too. Always looking for great recipes so thanks again.

March 4, 2011 - 1:17 pm

Dole - I bought all the ingredients at Trader Joes after looking at packet of Paleo Crunch at the box this morning. No coconut available, but I’m going to throw some banana chips in the food processor to rough them up,and then see how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe, I was LOST on the heating and binding ingredients!!!

January 26, 2011 - 5:02 pm

cara - That does look yummy!! Thanks for posting the recipe :)

July 12, 2012 - 8:19 pm

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