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I’m not sure about you, but I’m constantly trying to think of new breakfast ideas for busy school mornings with the kids. While I love our go-to breakfast smoothie, the kids and I both get tired of it from time to time and need to mix things up.
I don’t know how I totally forgot about making this Grain-free Superseeds Granola that can easily be thrown in a bowl over some nut milk, added to some yogurt with some fresh berries and also put into lunch boxes for a healthy protein packed school snack.
I usually make it in really big batches and then save it in glass mason jars like this and save it for times when I’m in a pinch for time and ideas for healthy things to snack on.
The great thing about granola is that its not only super easy to make, but also super versatile. You can add any type of nuts and seeds you like AND add any toppings or combinations you’d like too.
Our favorite way to enjoy this granola is over yogurt (coconut yogurt or regular) with fresh strawberries, bananas and some raw honey on top too. So darn delicious!! My husband likes to add chocolate chips and keep it on his desk at work with as a healthy mid-day snack.
My kids are still learning to allow “mixtures” in their yogurt. If your kiddos aren’t so trusting of adding crunchy things into their yogurt either, you can totally dissect the meal for them at first (meal deconstruction) and let them decide when they’re ready to add things into their yogurt.
Honestly, I make my granola different every time but this time I was aiming for a nut-free superseed version that I could send to school as a snack. I added all my favorite nutrient packed seeds: sprouted pumpkin seeds (super high in zinc and mangesium btw), sunflower seeds, flax seed, chia seeds and dried Goji berries. High in omega-3’s as well, you can’t beat it, really!
Oh, one more thing. This granola smells like HEAVENLY FALL when you bake it so get ready for that excitement as well.
Here’s how easy it is to make!
1 - 1 + 1/2 cup sprouted pumpkin seeds (we buy this brand)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup Goji berries (we use this brand) (you can substitute with dried cranbrries or raisons if you’d like)
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup chia seed
1 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup melted honey (plus an additional 1/4 cup to drizzle on top)
1/4 cup melted sunflower seed butter (we use this brand)
2 tsp cinnamon
Set oven for 350 degrees.
Spread out all your nuts and seeds and berries onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Pour over the oils and melted honey and massage it a bit with your hands. Spread it out evenly.
Drizzle the extra honey on the top.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning halfway and being careful not to burn.