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Wouldn’t it be great to eat a different type of homemade granola every day or every week of the month? This granola recipe is so nutrient dense and delicious.

If you have weight gain or nut allergy concerns, there are seeded alternatives you can use. This kind of recipe can be great for controlling appetite1 ie. it can make you feel fuller for longer.

Healing benefits of this granola recipe

The rolled oats in this granola recipe are just oatmeal/oats as we know it. It’s less processed than the conventional type, especially the ones we know as instant oats which are heavily processed. This is because it contain so much sugar that they can spike insulin levels1.

If you love this recipe, then you’ll enjoy this epic blog post discussing all the nutritional benefits of each ingredient in this recipe.

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Homemade Granola Recipe

Recipe by AmandaCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, DessertCuisine: NADifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time






  • x1 cup (250ml) gluten-free Rolled Oats (GF)

  • 31 g Pumpkin Seeds

  • 31 g Raw Cashews

  • 31 g Raw unsalted Almonds

  • 31 g Sunflower seeds

  • 50g Raisins

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp Maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp Flaxseeds

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds

  • 75g Coconut Oil

  • 2 tbsp Goji berries


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C.
  • Measure out all ingredients and set aside ready for combining.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat* mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raw almonds and cashews, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Toss and mix until all ingredients are combined evenly.
  • Melt the coconut oil until it is liquid. Pour into the dry mixture and coat well.
  • Pour this mixture into the lined sheet pan. Spread and pat down evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Pour over the chia seeds and flaxseed, and stir through gently while flipping over the granola to toast on the other side.
  • Bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan completely before transferring to a glass (see Cook’s notes) airtight container.
  • Add the goji berries after baking and stir through


  • You can swap Maple Syrup with Stevia, Xylitol or coconut sugar
  • Add 4 tbsp of raw coconut flakes
  • You can use raisins, sultanas, dried apricots or currants
  • Add banana – it will caramelise the granola. Use as a sugar or sweetener alternative.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 38.4g 60%
    • Saturated Fat 18.8g 94%
  • Sodium 8mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 427mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 8.7g 35%
    • Sugars 17.2g
  • Protein 11.2g 23%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 46%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

* does not give medical advice. Where there is reference to it, the phrasing is merely used to illustrate a point or give context to food and cooking for nutrition information. It is not related to a specific condition or to any specific individual. Always consult your healthcare professional for medical and dietetic advice before embarking on any type of eating plan or ingesting nutritional supplements.

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1  Pinnock, Dale. Kale, Pg 141, The Nutrition Bible. London: Quadrille, 2020. Print.

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