Simple Sunflower Seed Granola

Mighty little sunflower seeds have been shown to reduce the risk of developing asthma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
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Photo: Gregory James

By Allison Young

Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until evenly blended.
  2. Press mixture in a baking pan and bake for 40 minutes.

Nutrients per serving (1/12 sunflower seed granola): Calories: 234, Total Fat: 13 g, Sat. Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 25.5 g, Fiber: 9 g, Protein: 7.5 g, Sugars: 12.5 g, Sodium: 52 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Nutritional Bonus: Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins B1 (thiamine), which supports energy metabolism and nerve function, and B5 (pantothenic acid), a necessary ingredient in the metabolism of carbs and fats. The protein in sunflower seeds also helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Estee Jinjihashvili

    What kinds of oatmeal would you recommend with this recipe?

    • Savanord

      Most clean eating recipes use rolled oats or steel cut. I used rolled and it turned out great.