Granola is a handy one to have in the cupboard. Whether you're looking for a healthy breakfast option or something to snack on, granola will fill you up when teamed with fruit and yoghurt, and is bursting with goodness. It's really easy to whip your own batch too - today we're sharing a delicious, healthy wholesome chia seed granola recipe by Oliver McCabe, author of The Fuel Food Cookbook. Enjoy!
Oliver’s Chia Seed Granola
- 80ml maple syrup
- 2 tbsps True Natural Goodness organic virgin coconut oil
- 1½ tbsps True Natural Goodness organic ground ceylon cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan fine rock salt
- 500g True Natural Goodness gluten free organic oat flakes (or buckwheat, quinoa, millet, brown rice flakes)
- 65g pumpkin seeds
- 65g True Natural Goodness chia seeds
- 60g dried cranberries
- 50g sunflower seeds
- 30g True Natural Goodness goji berries
- 4 dried figs, chopped
- 1 tsp True Natural Goodness organic turmeric
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3.
2. Combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
3. Mix the oat flakes and all the seeds in a large bowl.
4. Pour the oil mixture into the bowl and mix until uniform (you can use clean hands).
5. Spread the granola onto a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, until golden. Check every 10 minutes to stir granola (make sure to use oven gloves).
6. Remove and allow to cool before mixing in the remaining ingredients. Granola should be kept in an airtight container and can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days.