This is a slight variation on my Honey Bunches of Paleo Cereal. I changed the sweetener from honey to high-quality maple syrup, changed the nuts from walnuts to hazelnuts and added a little cocoa powder (I love chocolate and hazelnuts together!).
1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup unsalted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dried unsweetened cherries, chopped
2T raw almond butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut flour
coconut oil, enough to grease the pan
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan with coconut oil.
Place ingredients in a bowl and mix until blended well. Press mixture evenly into pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned. Let cool for 30 minutes. Crumble into an airtight container until ready to serve. I pour unsweetened coconut milk over the cereal but feel free to use whatever fits with your dietary needs or taste preference. Enjoy!
Variation: Without milk, this is also great for a car snack or a pick-me-up during a weekend hike!