Healthy Chia, Coconut and Cherries Granola

March 28, 2014

What do you eat for breakfast?

Now if you’re going to mention that you don’t eat breakfast, give yourself a tiny (a good one!) slap in the face because breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I fuels you so get going and eat!

I personally think that all meals are as important because, well, I get to eat but seriously, no excuses. Eat breakfast. Everyday!

What do I eat for breakfast you ask?

I usually go for my good old Oatmeal or fruits, yogurt and granola.

Granola makes everything better.

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some fruits and yogurt but add a little granola to that and BOOM! You’ve got the best breakfast going.

You already have your breakfast schedule all planned out?

Don’t sweat it, eat this fine granola on top of yogurt as your afternoon snack at work!

I sound like an infomercial…

Anyways,

Granola is delicious and will make your belly happy everyday with all of it’s flax, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, coconut and cherries, who wouldn’t be happy right!?

This recipe is full of Omega 3, fibers, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and much, much more!

Enjoy my lovelies!

xox

Alex


  • Course: Main Course
  • Servings: 20
  • Prep. time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of steel cut oats
  • 1 Cup of kamut flakes
  • 1 1/2 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Cup of Nature's Path Heritage Flakes (or natural & unsweetened corn flakes)
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted sunflower seeds (no oil)
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted pumpkin seeds (no oil)
  • 1/2 Cup of pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of flax seeds
  • 1/4 Cup of chia seeds
  • 1 Cup of dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup of coconut oil + 1 tablespoon

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat your oven to 300F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredient together until well mixed.
  3. Melt coconut oil and mix with maple syrup.
  4. Drizzle in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, until it is well coated.
  5. Divide mixture in two and spread evenly on two baking sheets covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake one at a time, during 20 to 25 minutes, stirring the mixture every 5 to 10 minutes, until golden. Please check it frequently so it does not burn!!!
  7. Place on cooling rack until cooled and put in an air tight container.