This week I tried to experiment a little and everyone knows that trying new things doesn’t always lead to a success. I’ll be honest with this one, I was hoping to make a healthy version of the beloved Aussie Bites, but ended up with something a little different.
None the less, everything worked out better than I could have expected! I tipped the crumbled bites onto a baking sheet and threw it all back in the oven for an extra 10 minutes and voila! Super tasty crunchy granola.
This is amazing to snack on at swim meets or enjoy in a bowl with fresh fruit and milk/yogurt. There are a lot of healthy benefits to this recipe so I have attached a Chronometer breakdown of my Granola
For some added B12, any fortified soy/almond/coconut or yogurt will fill up the boxes!
Prep 10 mins
Bake 12 mins
Total 22 mins
1 cup Rolled oats
1/2 Cup Quinoa
1/4 Cup Flax seed
2 Tbp Chia seed
1/2 Shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup Raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Dried apricots
1/4 cup Raisins
1/3 cup agave syrup (or Maple syrup)
2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place 1/2 cup of the rolled oats, quinoa, shredded coconut, flax seed, chia seed, and sunflower seeds into a food processor or blender. Blend on low speed until well combined. Sunflower seeds should begin to break up. Place into a bowl.
- Next, add the dried apricots and raisins separately into the blender and blend until apricots break up into pea size balls. Add into the bowl.
- Add in the remaining 1/2 cup oats and combine all ingredients until evenly distributed. If apricots start to stick together, break them apart with your fingers.
- Heat agave syrup and coconut oil on stove until oil is melted.
- Pour oil and syrup mixture over dry ingredients and combine until all the granola is well covered.
- Place granola onto a baking sheet. Try not to separate the mixture too much as you want some of the granola to form clusters.
- Bake in the oven for approx. 10mins (mixing half-way through) or until granola is a golden brown.
- Let granola cool completely before storing in an air tight container or mason jar. Serve with milk or yogurt.