Posted on January 27 2019
Baked until crisp, toasted and golden brown, this Crunchy Honey Seed Granola is super quick and easy to make, packed full of healthy goodness and incredible yumminess in every single bite!
I absolutely love having a big container of Crunchy Honey Seed Granola in our pantry at all times.
It’s necessary for a happy life.
Ok, read on dear Crunchy Honey Seed Granola comrade, you’re gonna love this recipe as much as we do!
You might be wondering, just how healthy is homemade granola?
- Well, oats are incredibly nutritious and contain more protein and healthy fat than most grains as well as being loaded with fibre, important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compound
- Seeds contain a wide nutrient profile and lots of fibre
- Honey is rich in antioxidants and anti-bacterial qualities
- While molasses contains vital vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium
I would conclude that Crunchy Honey Seed Granola is pretty darn good for you.
Not to mention the fact that you will actually look forward with GREAT EXCITEMENT to your breakfast cereal, or healthy snack if you have this delicious homemade granola in your pantry!!
Here’s how to make homemade Crunchy Honey Seed Granola, it’s SO simple:
- In a large bowl, use thy hands to mix together the oats, coconut oil, honey, molasses, cinnamon, all spice and pink salt
- Spread out evenly on two large baking trays (THIS right here is the secret to crunchy perfection!)
- Bake for 5 minutes, then stir it up, bake for another 4 minutes until golden and toasted
- Stir in seeds, allow to cool
- Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place, it will last up to two weeks or longer depending on the weather. If you live in a very warm, humid climate, store it in the fridge!
All that’s left to do?
Pour yourself a bowl of the BEST granola EVA with some healthy milk or yoghurt of your choice. YUMMMMMMM.
Want more breakfast ideas? Check out my Super Seedy Almond Cranberry Granola Bars, How To Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs, my Easy Savoury Corn Zucchini Muffins and my Sugar And Dairy Free Raisin Bran Muffins.
Crunchy Honey Seed Granola really doesn’t need anything else, but if you like, you can add dried fruit or nuts when you add the seeds, or add fresh fruit to your granola bowl in the mornings.
I have discovered that fruit and grains together make me quite bloated and uncomfortable, this is apparently because fruit likes to be digested first and fast, but when eaten with grains, the grains get digested first, leaving the fruit to ferment in your gut, thus making you bloated and unhappy 🙁
This is why I don’t add dried or fresh fruit to my granola, but if you don’t have this issue then go wild!
I have never tried freezing granola, but I think I will the next time I make a batch, just to see if it’s possible.
Have you tried freezing granola? How did that work out for you? Let me know in the comments!
Here we go, my healthy homemade Crunchy Honey Seed Granola recipe…
Crisp, toasted and golden brown Crunchy Honey Seed Granola is super quick and easy to make, packed with healthy goodness and utterly delicious!
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 4 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp all spice
Himalayan pink salt
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 200°C.
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut oil, honey, molasses, cinnamon, all spice and pink salt with your hands until the oats are evenly coated.
Spread granola out on two baking trays to form even layers.
Bake one tray at a time, in the middle of the oven, for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Bake for another 4 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and crunchy!
Stir in the sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, allow to cool. Spoon into airtight containers and store in a cool, dry place.
Enjoy with raw, organic full cream dairy milk, plain yoghurt or a dairy free milk or yoghurt you love. Also can be enjoyed dry as a healthy and delicious snack!
- It is important to bake this granola on two baking trays as this is how it becomes crunchy and golden so quickly.
- I have tried this granola with steel cut oats, it still tastes great, but it needs a few extra minutes of cooking time to get golden and crunchy – keep an eye on it and bake to your liking.
- You can add nuts of your choice to this granola with the seeds – I love walnuts, almonds, cashews or pecans, and if eating fruit and grains together doesn’t make you bloated then go wild and add raisins, dates, cranberries or any dried fruit you like!