Super Seedy Granola
Seeds, seeds, and more seeds. Chia. Hemp. Watermelon. Flax. And nuts, nuts, and more nuts. Almonds. Cashews. Pistachios. Walnuts. That’s what you’ll find in this super seedy and nutty granola! I wanted to throw together an oatmeal-free granola, that was low in carbs, and high in healthy fats with a good amount of protein. Even though oatmeal is technically gluten free since it’s just rolled oats, they are typically processed on the same equipment as the gluten grains and therefore cross contaminated. I know you can find certified gluten free brands on the market as well, but I just wanted to eliminate them altogether.
I could go on and on about all the healthy fats and fiber and protein you’ll find in this granola, but I’ll save you on the details. What I will tell you is how freaking tasty it is! I was going to keep it ‘raw’ but at the last minute decided to crunch it up in the oven and I’m glad I did. Maybe my next batch I’ll try it raw and it might be more like a ‘muesli’ or something.
Oh, and this recipe is so versatile you literally can’t mess it up. If you don’t have one of the seeds or nuts, swap it out for something you do have on hand. For example, I had some sprouted watermelon seeds to use up, but that’s probably not something most people have in their pantry. Maybe you have some sprouted pumpkin seeds aka pepitas instead. Use those! Same goes for the nuts. I used what I had, so feel free to do the same!
A note about the sweetener: I used a monkfruit zero calorie sweetener called Lakanto. I think it’s a fairly new product, so feel free to sub in what you have. To keep it zero calorie, you could use erythritol, xylitol or stevia, but the amounts will be different than what I call for. Monkfruit sweetener is a one to one ratio compared to sugar, and I don’t believe the others are, especially the stevia! A little goes a long way with that stuff! And you are more than welcome to use maple syrup or honey if you aren’t concerned with the sugar content in the recipe. Do what you want!
Finally, enjoy this crunchy, super seedy and nutty granola with the milk of your choice, sprinkled on top of some yogurt, or maybe even some ice cream if you’re feeling naughty! I added some blueberries to mine and it was fabulous!
SUPER SEEDY AND NUTTY GRANOLA
If you’re a granola fan, I’d love to hear what you think of my super seedy and nutty granola! Tag me on Instagram and use hashtag #thefeistykitchen so I can see it!