Nut & Seed Granola

I always assumed that people who made their own granola were in a league of their own. You know, the “I bake my own bread and make my own granola on a casual Sunday afternoon” type of person. Which is super cool, but never something I thought I could do.

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Well, let me get you in on a little secret: it’s really not that hard!

I stumbled upon an easy granola recipe that was almost “too easy” not to give a try. I was missing a couple ingredients in my cupboard, and thus subbed in some different things. The result? A sweet, nutty, filling, and incredibly tasty homemade granola that could not be easier to make. Seriously, I promise you can do this!

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Scared yet? Don’t be! Most of these ingredients I keep in my cupboards on a regular basis. Seeds and nuts may be a little harder for you to find in a grocery store, but this is where I urge you to get acquainted with your bulk bin section. Here you can take as little (or as much) as you need for one recipe – and once you fall in love with this granola you can buy in larger batches to keep it on hand at all times!

I did not grow up as a huge “granola person” but I am a new convert. I have been eating this stuff atop avocado pudding, cacao chia seed pudding (which I will definitely be posting the recipe for soon because this is a game changer), and even just by itself with a little almond milk.

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The maple syrup adds the best kind of sweetness, and I believe that the pecans are a perfect nutty compliment. You’re also getting a huge hit of omega 3 fats and protein from the chia and pumpkin seeds respectively.

I promise this will be the least stressful granola you have ever encountered. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out. Maybe you’ll become a granola person too…

 

Nut & Seed Granola
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Serves: 45
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole oats (non of that ‘quick oat’ stuff)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup pecan pieces
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line (most likely two) baking sheets with tin foil or wax paper.
  2. Mix oats, chia seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil with honey and maple syrup.
  4. Combine both wet and dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated.
  5. Lay granola out onto your baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes. Try to set your timer for 10 minute increments so you can stir each time it goes off.
  6. Once done, remove and let cool. Add in your coconut flakes and seal in a glass mason jar to enjoy at your leisure.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 253 Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 10g Fiber: 4g Protein: 5g

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