Seeds of Power Granola
- November 20, 2012 |
- by Kirstin Uhrenholdt
This recipe uses some of the healthiest nuts and seeds available, all to give you a superpower leap for your day. Try to resist the temptation to stir until it is cool, that with leave you with more clusters and if you listen you will hear it is quite chatty. It snaps and squeaks and purrs as it cools. Serve with milk or yoghurt and a few berries, or grab by the handful, straight out of the jar.
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (Lowers cholesterol! Has fiber, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.)
1 cup ground flax seed meal (For your heart and brain, for fiber and omegas)
1 cup raw sunflower seeds (Anti-inflammatory, lowers cholesterol, full of folic acid and vitamin E)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (Good for your brain, bones and immune system, from E’s to iron to Zinc)
1 cup sliced raw almonds (Protein! Power! Heart healthy monounsaturated fats! More vitamin E!)
1 cup un-sweetened coconut “chips” or shredded (Fiber and manganese, potassium too)
¾ cup maple syrup (Mineral filled sweetness)
½ cup olive or nut oil (Omegas for your heart)
½ teaspoon salt (Crystals of minerals)
Heat your oven to 325º.
Combine all the ingredients in your biggest mixing bowl. With your hands toss them until all the seeds and nuts have gotten to know each other. Spread the granola on an oiled baking sheet.
Pop the sheet into the middle of the oven, and check after 15 minutes. If the edges are getting too dark toss them gently with a spoon, then bake for another 15 minutes or until golden and toasty. Let the granola cool. Then crunch away. Can be stored in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.
Before baking add a little spice like a teaspoon of vanilla, cinnamon or ginger.
After baking toss in dried fruit like cherries, raisins or chopped apples.
Add even more power with a cup of chia, sesame or hemp seeds.