Whether you eat it for breakfast, with some coconut or almond milk or as a snack, this crunchy, grainless granola will satisfy your hunger cravings anytime of the day.
The sunflower seeds are packed with nutritional benefits. Not only do they help you feel satisfied but they are loaded with Vitamin E, 62% of daily value in 1/4 C. Vitamin E helps with inflammation and fighting free radicals. These powerful little seeds contain magnesium and phytosterals, which are believed to reduce blood cholesterol. Use shelled raw sunflower seeds for optimal nutritional benefits.
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, also contain Vitamin E as well as other important minerals, especially zinc. Add the benefit of protein and you have a well rounded seed. Use shelled, raw pumpkins seeds in this recipe, however, there are many benefits to snacking on raw unshelled pumpkins seeds which contain higher values of Vitamin E.
Coconut and coconut oil have so many benefits it would be difficult to list them all here without leaving something out. Look for my next post about Coconuts and Coconut Oil but suffice it to say that the mighty coconut is chock full of nutrition. A few of the benefits, they are an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc, as well as, a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine.
Cheers to your health! Enjoy!
1-1/2 C raw sunflower seeds (I use all organic)
3/4 C raw pumpkin seeds
3/4 C raw unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 C melted Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Place mixed ingredients on a foil covered baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and stir well.
Bake for 5 more minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cinnamon if you like.
Cool completely (I know you’re dying to taste it but first you’ll burn yourself and second it will need the time to cool and get crunchy.)
Once cooled, ENJOY!
This can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long!)
Let me know how it turns out for you!