Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch


This Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch will change your way of looking at brunch. It is a phenomenally sweet, crunchy and satisfying side dish to serve your friends and family on a fun Sunday brunch. But who are we kidding…you can really have this berry crunch anytime! And if you’re anything like me, you’ll have it as a late night snack…you know…just at that time of day when the crazy cravings come. Don’t you just hate those? Ugh.

Good news is, you can crash those cravings with a heart-healthy berry crunch bowl! Indulge in this raw, full-of-goodness treat…it is so good for you! Berries provide wonderful antioxidants that help you fight against free radicals and give you lots of vitamins your body needs so much.

I made this recipe for a baby shower I hosted and also to take to a Super Bowl party! Ha! It turned out to be super “versatile” as everyone, in both parties, loved this dish. 😉 Give it a try; I am sure you’ll love it!

Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch

Paleo Nut 'n' Berry Crunch
 
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Serves: 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups of diced strawberries, cored
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 ½ cups raspberries
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • ½ cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries in a bowl and add lemon juice; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Add blueberries, raspberries and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to the bowl containing the strawberries. Gently mix these ingredients and refrigerate while you prepare the rest.
  3. Add slivered almonds, walnuts, pecans, sea salt, cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to a food processor. Pulse a few times, enough to get these ingredients to combine. Make sure nuts don’t break down too much, as you want them to keep their crunch. 😉
  4. In a nice 2 quart serving dish, you’ll be placing your berry mix and nut mix by layers. Start your first layer by adding ¾ of your berry mix; add your entire nut mix as your second layer; and your remaining ¼ berry mix as your third layer. Add a cherry on top (totally optional, but makes it look cute) and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Serve immediately. LOVE life!
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Food processor
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- 2 qtrs. serving dish
- Citrus juicer
- Fruit knife
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup -- Calories: 247 Fat: 18 g. Carbohydrates: 21 g. Protein: 4 g.

* Disclaimer: the photos in this post contain gluten free rolled oats instead of slivered almonds, which would make the recipe non-Paleo. My recipe calls for unbleached slivered almonds, instead of gluten free oats, making it 100% Paleo approved! But if you want to use gluten free oats, be my guest…it’s delicious this way too! 
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