This is my new favorite granola mixture. It seems like every few months, I play around with a new granola recipe and stumble upon a combination that I really really love. Right now I’m all about seeds.
This granola recipe uses sesame seeds (white and black) and millet seeds. You can add more seeds if you like, such as pumpkin and/or sunflower. I also am really into goji berries and golden raisins. The chewiness that those two offer is my absolute favorite, not to mention the health benefits. Another combination that I love in my granola is coconut oil paired with honey. The coconut oil adds such a nice flavor profile, while the honey adds some nice texture. This recipe, like all granola recipes, is somewhat flexible. Sub in different nuts!
Next week I’ll be posting a more indulgent recipe, but for now, granola!
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (black and white)
- 2 tablespoons millet seeds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss together the oats, pistachios, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds and millet seeds. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, set over medium low heat, add the honey, coconut oil and salt. When the oil has melted, about 1 minutes, pour the mixture atop the dried ingredients and toss. Transfer the granola to parchment-lined baking sheet, smooth it out a bit and transfer to the oven to bake. At the 7 minute mark, toss the granola to ensure even baking. Bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool without tossing (this will give you a few clusters). Mix in the goji berries, golden raisins and coconut flakes. (If you like your coconut toasted, you can add the coconut flakes to the granola in the last 2 to 3 minutes of baking.) Serve with milk, yogurt and fresh fruit.
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.