Not Boring Grain Free Granola

So many granolas out there are BOOOOORING.
I've noticed that a lot of granola's available on the shelves at basically ALL grocery stores are just oats and other cereal grains then maybe a few nuts and a ton of raisins. 

They are also incredibly high in sugar like wtf?! Granola is marketed to be "healthy" and yet it has a ton of processed ingredients in it and has SO much refined sugar. 

Well not this batch my friends. 
This granola is super simple to make while being grain free, low sugar, refined sugar free, nut, egg, dairy, soy and gluten free. It's high in fibre, protein, healthy fats and antioxidants and is a great addition to yogurt, chia puddings, smoothie bowls or by the handful.


I like that this granola is nut free because it helps to keep it budget friendly. It's a damn recession here in Alberta I've gotta be careful where I spend my money! I picked up the ingredients in the bulk section at Save On Foods and both my wallet and myself left happy.

Pairs perfectly with this blueberry and lemon chia parfait!


Ingredients:

2 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 C maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
2 tbsp sunflower butter
3/4 C sunflower seeds
3/4 C pumpkin seeds
3/4 C coconut flakes
2 tbsp black sesame seeds (can use white sesame seeds instead)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 C goji berries (can also use raisins)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
In a small bowl, add water to chia and flax seeds and let soak for ~3 minutes. In a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix well. Combine chia and flax seeds and make sure they are fully incorporated into the granola mix. 

Bake for 10 mins then stir to ensure even baking. Bake for another 10 minutes until golden brown and it's aromatic and smells toasty. 

Let fully cool and then transfer to an airtight container. Makes approximately 3 cup of granola.

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