Monday, February 8, 2016

maple coconut granola // flax + sunflower seeds

Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
I love, love, love granola. Granola is so stupid easy to make at home and takes no time at all. The granola I am sharing with you today is pretty unfussy - I love the maple-ly coco-nutty undertones throughout the granola.


Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
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Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
Simple is the word best to describe this granola. Golden flax meal, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, triple omega seed mix (my all time favorite product from NOW Foods) and unsweetened shredded coconut- all organic + non GMO.

Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
Oh and maple syrup- in my last post with maple syrup I told you my love for all things pure maple syrup // grade b is the best, no really it is.

Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
Top your smoothies bowl or yogurt with this granola or pour some in a bowl with almond milk and enjoy!

Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
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Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds
Maple Coconut Granola // Flax + Sunflower Seeds

you will need:
2 cups  organic rolled oats 
1/3 cup organic triple omega seed mix (chia, hemp hearts, flax) 

1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil // melted 

assembly:
pre heat oven to 200* 

In a small sauce pan over medium heat combine maple syrup & coconut oil - heat until coconut oil has melted. Alternatively melt in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.

Combine oats , flax, seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut in a medium mixing bowl, toss to combine. Pour melted maple syrup and coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until all dry ingredients are well coated.

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread granola mixture evenly onto the baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes, stopping to stir the granola at the 20 minute mark.

Remove granola from oven, while the granola is hot from the oven press the granola firmly down into the pan with the back of a spatula. Allow granola to fully cool on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container - I like to use mason jars but any container will work.

Granola stores well for up to 4 weeks (maybe longer but a batch only lasts us about a week!)

Enjoy!


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14 comments:

  1. Weekday Staple - oatmeal with cinnamon and apple cider vinegar

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  2. This granola sounds delicious! I have to say that my go-to breakfast is tea and toast, but with some of this on my shelf, I could see granola becoming a real contender. :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  3. Granola and greek yogurt!

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  4. Oatmeal with peanut butter & greek yogurt! :)

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  5. I love the weekends when I have time to cook breakfast because it is my favorite meal! I love topping toast or sweet potatoes with poached eggs, hot sauce and avocado. Thanks for this fun giveaway :)

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  6. My go-to breakfast is granola and oat milk when I work out and a scone when I don't :)

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  7. I love oatmeal for breakfast with added dried cranberries!

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  8. I like cold cereal with cashew milk.

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  9. Granola is the easiest thing, and so much better made at home rather than purchased! I haven't tried their seed mix before, but that would be awesome to have on hand, as opposed to all the individual baggies. I would totally eat more flax seeds if they were mixed in with chia and hemp, haha!

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  10. My go to breakfast is either eggs with either fruit or veggies on the side or steel cut oats with milk and maple syrup.

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  11. Wow, going to make this weekend! thank you

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  12. This looks so good. I will be making this for my family!

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  13. My go-to weekday breakfast is always oatmeal. Always with tons of cinnamon, then something sweet (like raisins, dried cranberries, or banana), and a lotttt of nut butter on top. This granola recipe looks like it could be a good way to mix things up, though :-)

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