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Homemade granola is easier than you think! This granola recipe uses flaxseed and chia seeds to make it extra healthy! #homemade #granola #healthy #flax #flaxseed #chia #chiaseed #granolabars #breakfast #brunch
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Homemade Granola with flaxseed and chia

Cook Time: 40 minutes
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  • 3 cups (300g) old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (70g) sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup (70g) almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup (40g) ground flaxseed (if you're not a big fan of flax like I am, start with 2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup (40g) chia
  • ½ cup (120ml) maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) grapeseed oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (30g) unsweetened coconut flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 320°F/160°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the maple syrup, grapeseed oil, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together until combined.
  • Add the oats, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds, ground flaxseed, and chia to the bowl and stir until everything is coated in the maple mixture.
  • Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • While the granola is baking in the oven, add the coconut flakes to the bowl and toss to coat with leftover maple mixture. Add the coconut to the granola on the baking sheet, toss and spread into an even layer once again. Bake for another 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely before serving.
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