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Healthy Quick Everyday Granola

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup any nuts or seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)

Method

Heat oven to 180C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, add oats, almonds, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt.

Separately, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the oats mixture, and stir until evenly combined.

Spread the granola out evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Then remove from the oven, add the coconut, and give the mixture a good stir.  Bake for 5 more minutes, until the granola is lightly toasted and golden.

Cool to room temperature. Then stir in the dried fruit, or any other optional add-ins you might prefer.

Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

About the Author

I am a Central Coast nutritionist with an uncomplicated attitude to food. I have a passion for creating ‘clean eating’ nutrition plans for clients and supporting them on a journey of eating their way back to health..  I engage with adults and families to create time efficient plans that shift food relationships for the benefit of long-term health.  I was a super yacht  chef for 13 years and I use this experience to tailor plans for children with textural issues and narrow food preferences. A personalised home cook up session or an online menu plan are both available. Straight talking sustainable ideas that are realistic to maintain.