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Boost Your Morning with Health: Homemade Granola with Super Seeds and Nuts

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, and a bowl of crunchy granola can give you the energy you need to start the day off right. Why buy ready-made granola full of additives and sugar when you can easily make your own delicious and healthy version at home?


This homemade granola recipe will not only satisfy your taste buds, but is packed with super healthy nutrients!


I never count calories. However I count nutrients and often think about how much delicious nutrition and energy I give to my whole being through what I eat.




A nutritious mix - what makes my granola so healthy?


Pumpkin seeds: Powerful little wonders

Pumpkin seeds are like little wonders in a shell. They are full of magnesium, iron and zinc, all of which play crucial roles in the body's functions. Magnesium helps maintain muscle and nerve function, iron transports oxygen around the body, and zinc strengthens the immune system. Furthermore, they are packed with protein and contain over 36g of protein per 100g! It is therefore one of the most protein-rich foods in the world!


Chia seeds: The hidden source of energy

Chia seeds are known as one of the most concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health and brain function. These tiny seeds also absorb liquid and form a jelly-like texture that helps keep you full and hydrated.


Sunflower seeds: Sun rays in a seed

These little kernels are packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and healthy fats. Vitamin E protects your cells from damage, antioxidants help fight inflammation, and the healthy fats support your heart and brain.


Flaxseed: Fibrous treasures

Flaxseed is full of dietary fiber that supports healthy digestion and stabilizes blood sugar. They also contain plant-based omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation in the body. I would recommend that you blend your flax seeds before use (possibly in a coffee grinder or a small mixer). When you blend the flax seeds, their kernels open and we can absorb their good nutrients much better.


Walnuts: Brain-friendly Nuts

Walnuts look like little brains and are actually incredibly good for the brain. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids that support brain function and cardiovascular health. Walnuts also contain antioxidants, vitamin E and folic acid, which contribute to healthy aging and protection against cell damage.


Oatmeal: Heart health in every mouthful

Oatmeal is a well-known source of fiber that keeps you full longer and supports healthy digestion. They also contain beta-glucans that help regulate cholesterol levels and support heart health.


Homemade Granola with Super Seeds and Nuts


Ingredients:


Here's what you need to give your life a super healthy and delicious boost!

The recipe gives approx. one glass.

  • 1 dl sunflower seeds

  • 1 dl pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 dl chia seeds

  • 1/2 dl flaxseed

  • 3 dl oatmeal

  • 1 dl walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1 dl good quality olive oil

  • 2 tbsp. honey or syrup (if you want the granola to be vegan, use syrup)

Note: you can also add vanilla to the mixture, other seeds or nuts. This is a basic recipe and you can replace the ingredients as you wish.


Directions:

  1. Mix oatmeal, seeds, nuts and cinnamon together in a bowl. You can cut the walnuts into smaller pieces and grind the flax seeds to better absorb their nutrients.

  2. Mix oil and honey together. If your honey is solid, you can melt it in a pan and mix it together.

  3. Pour the liquid mixture of oil and honey over the dry ingredients and mix well. If the mixture feels too dry, add a little more oil and honey.

You can cook your granola in two different ways (I usually do it in the pan as I find it easier and faster)

  1. Toast your granola in a large pan, stirring often. Be careful it doesn't burn.

  2. You can bake your granola in the oven. Preheat the oven to 150C. Spread the granola evenly over a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the granola for 20-30 minutes. Every 10 minutes, stir the mixture.

  3. If you have chosen to fry or bake your granola, it must now cool down. Leave it on the pan or baking tray, as it will give a delicious crunchy texture.

  4. Once your granola has cooled, you can transfer it to an airtight container for storage. I use an old glass. It can last for several weeks if stored correctly.

Enjoy your granola with yogurt, milk or on top of your smoothie. Let your breakfast become a tribute to health with this tasty granola, which is packed with all the right nutrients.


Enjoy your meal/ Emely




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