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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. That and their great taste are why we chose to feature them in this clean granola recipe.

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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.

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Servings
12
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Duration
45 min

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

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/12 of granola
  • Calories 234
  • Carbohydrate Content 25.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 52 mg
  • Sugar Content 12.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g