Loved this recipe so much!! I doubled the recipe, and got a lotttt of breakfast mileage out of it. My kids loved this with yogurt and fresh berries (I used raspberries and blueberries), and topped with sliced banana. It took about an hour to make, but made many subsequent breakfasts during the week super fast, easy, and yummy. I just stored it in one of our airtight bins we use for our cereals, and it stayed fresh the whole two weeks I used it (you can supposedly store it for two months)! Bon Appétit!
Coconut Chia Seed Granola
This granola is both chewy and crunchy, with an ingredient list of coconut, chia seeds, golden flax meal (for an extra omega-3 boost!), pepitas (fancy talk for pumpkin seeds) and is naturally sweetened in a bath of maple, honey, vanilla, coconut oil love.
YIELD: about 6 cups
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes + 30 minutes cooling time
TOTAL TIME: about 1 hour
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup warm unrefined coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a pinch of kosher salt
2-1/2 cups rolled oats (I love Bob’s Red Mill thick-cut oats)
2/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 cup unsalted pepitas
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup golden flax meal (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
2 egg whites, beaten until frothy
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, pepitas, chia seeds and flax meal. Pour the maple/coconut mixture into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine.
Once combined add the frothy egg whites and stir to combine. Pour the granola mixture out onto your prepared pan. Slide it onto the middle rack of your oven and bake for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for 10 more minutes or until golden.
Allow the granola to cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to two months.
Serve with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, milk, yogurt or kefir.