I feel rather old saying this, I love a bowl of granola with some fancy yoghurt for breakfast at the weekend. So does Mr Muffin, I never thought I would say that. We generally have a seedy one and on looking at the ingredients I noticed it too contained black chia seeds.
This got me thinking on using my Healtheries Black Chia Seeds and I investigated various recipes and created a granola suitable for us. I didn’t even have to buy anything to add to it, that made me happy.
It was my first attempt at granola and next time I will make an effort to have bigger clumps by stirring it a little less. I may add a little dried fruit while the granola cools, dried cherries would be good.
The Healtheries Black Chia Seeds add a nice crunch and texture. These little seeds are certainly finding their way onto my shopping list. Healtheries sent me the Chia as I am one of their Super Samplers.
Granola with Healtheries Black Chia Seeds - Muffinmum.com
1 3/4 c oats ( I used quick cooking)
3/4 c chopped nuts (I used cashews and almonds)
1/2 c Healtheries Black Chia Seeds
1/2 c shredded coconut (unsweetened is the best)
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c honey
1/3 c canola oil
1 tbsp brown sugar (or your favourite sweetener)
1 egg white
Heat oven to 160c
Line your largest baking tray with grease proof paper
In a big bowl combine oats, nuts, chia seeds, salt , ground cinnamon and coconut
In a separate bowl mix the honey, egg white, oil and sugar
Add the wet mix onto the dry mix and stir, you want to give it a good mix
Tip onto the baking tray and spread out, leave some bits clumped together if you want lumps.
Bake for 15 minutes, check and stir gently
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden
Leave to cool in tin before tipping into an air tight tin, will keep for up to 2 weeks.
* you can add the nuts after cooking if you want them to remain raw.