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Simple, Not Messy, Granola
45 votes


This was posted by Deborah on the B mailing list, she says: 'I've made Granola for years and I don't experience it as messy...a little time consuming...but I haven't bought ANY ready-made since beginning ER.'

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour [or BTD compliant flour]
  • ground cardamom and/or cloves
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup maple or rice syrup [or agave]
  • 1 cup date pieces or other [BTD compliant] dried fruit
  • 1 cup slivered almonds or pecans
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
How to make it:
  1. Combine rolled oats, nuts, flour, and sea salt.
  2. Ground cardamom, cloves can be added too.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Mix together ghee, sweetener, and vanilla.
  5. Whip it up and add to the dry ingredients.
  6. Spread thinly on a cookie sheet (no oil required) and bake at 250F until light brown or desired crispness. Cool and add date pieces.


  7. Store in a glass container in a cool place.
  8. Be sure it's in the oven long enough to get good and dry.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal2 ,3 B N B B B N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cherry (all)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Apricot/Apricot Juice1 ,2 B B N N N N N A
Date (all)1 N N N N N N N A
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Raisin1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Pineapple1 ,3 B B B B B B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Clove- N N N N N N N N
Cardamom- N N N N N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Rice Syrup3 N A N A N N N A
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 04:25 PM By: Drea