SUPERSEED GRANOLA

i’ve always had trouble finding honeyless granola (#veganproblems, amirite?), so a long time ago i started making my own. the recipe below is my usual, but there are infinite combinations of fruits, nuts and whatever elses. the chia seeds are a new addition to mine, as i just started messing with them. like any good granola, this one has a million ingredients and there’s about a 1:1 oat to good stuff ratio.

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SUPERSEED GRANOLA

5c rolled oats (aka old fashioned oats)
1c chopped walnuts
1c shredded unsweetened coconut
1c flax
1c sunflower seeds
1/4c chia seeds
1/4c pumpkin seeds
1/4c raisins
1/3c dried cranberries
1/3t ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/8c coconut oil
1/8c vegetable oil
1/4c maple syrup
1/2t vanilla extract

preheat the oven to 300°F. in a large bowl, combine all your dry ingredients minus the dried fruits. mix until everything’s evenly distributed and don’t freak out if the flax and chia seeds all settle to the bottom.. they’ll do that. now put the oils and syrup in a microwaveable cup or bowl and nuke until the coconut oil melts and everything else is nice and loosey goosey. add the vanilla extract to the wet mixture and pour it all over the dry. stir the whole thing until everything is evenly coated and shiny and there are not powdery dry bits left. bake for 30 minutes, flipping or mixing everything at the 15 minute mark. once it’s out of the oven, add the dried fruits (if you add them before you bake, they puff up and burn in the oven) and let it cool.

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put it on your yogurt or take it camping or roadtripping or something. eric likes it on oatmeal, but he’s weird.

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3 thoughts on “SUPERSEED GRANOLA

  1. This looks lovely! I also make my own granola, love the fact that you can put in (or leave out 😉 ) whatever you want in it! Loving the Chia seeds.

    • jen says:

      totally! i keep telling myself i’ll make a tropical one, but every time i get a bag of dried mangoes i wind up eating half of them on the ride home from the store 😛

  2. Jnana Hodson says:

    Reblogged this on Chicken Farmer I still love you and commented:
    One of my readjustments now that I’ve retired involves my diet, and that means a return to homemade granola and yogurt.
    While this is not one of my wife’s recipes, not that she follows one closely, it gives a good idea of what’s involved. Just remember you can improvise a great deal, depending on what’s at hand and your tastes.
    I find it’s a wonderful thing to have on hand for early morning, afternoon, or even late-night snacking.

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