Chia Granola

Chia Granola (with this recipe feel free to interchange some seeds, nuts and fruits)

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
2 tbsp whole flaxseeds
1/4 cup grapeseed oil or light olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup Chia seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried goji berries
1/4 cup dried blueberries

Method

Preheat oven to 300F.

In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients, stirring until well coated.

Brush a non stick baking tray with oil then spread mixture onto it.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. after it has cooled a bit, add dried fruits and mix well




10 Responses to “Chia Granola”

  1. Trena says:

    Do you soften the whole chia seeds before you add them to the granola? I have just starting to look for recipes. I understand from what I have looked a, this far, hat you should cook the seeds and let them gel before using.

    • admin says:

      In this recipe I do not soften the seeds before adding then to the granola Trena. Many people enjoy the crunch of unsoftened seeds in recipes. There is no need to cook the seeds. You can soften the seeds before adding them to recipes if you prefer the texture, such as a soup or pudding for example. The recipes usually state whether the texture is soft or crunchy. There are no rules, just have them the way you enjoy them

  2. Tom Gerard says:

    Can I use syrup rather than honey?

  3. Jessica says:

    So you need 1/4 a cup or 1/2 a cup? 1/4 cup is listed 2 times. Just want to verify. LO

    • admin says:

      Hi Jessica. You need a 1/4 cup of ground chia seeds (sometimes sold as milled chia seeds) plus 1/4 cup of whole chia seeds. This combination gives a better texture to the finished product, I feel.

  4. Christine Turner says:

    Try making granola in your Crock Pot – Dump everything in, stir it up, set it on High & let it cook without the lid (which would catch condensation). Just stir occasionally, more often as it dries out.

    Also – try using frozen juice concentrate as a substitute for some of the oil & honey. It’ll still be sticky.

    The more varieties of granola you have, the more you’ll make & enjoy it!

  5. Joan Zapata says:

    if I do not have ground chia seeds can I just add the regular seeds – thus using 1/2 cup in the entire receipe also would you store this in the refrigerator

    • admin says:

      You could try it, but the ground chia seeds actually helps to bind the mixture together and gives a better texture. Its easy to make your own ground chia seeds it you use a coffee grinder or similar appliance. I use the “Magic Bullett” for grinding chia.

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