Healthy Recipe: Super Seed Granola


Super Seed Granola with Goji Berries

Recipe by Charity Ferreira | Photo by Erin Kunkel

This toasty, vanilla-scented granola is packed with super seeds: Flax, sesame, and pumpkin seeds offer a powerful punch of nutrients, like magnesium, iron, and zinc. This is also a great way to try goji berries, but dried cranberries, cherries, raisins, or any favorite dried fruit adds chew. Sprinkle the granola over yogurt or use it to top your next smoothie bowl.  


4 cups (12 oz/375 g) rolled oats
½ cup (2½ oz/45 g) chopped raw almonds
¼ cup (1 oz/30 g) pepitas (raw hulled pumpkin seeds)
3 tablespoons whole flax seeds
3 tablespoons raw sesame seeds
¼ cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup (5½ oz/170 g) maple syrup
¼ cup (3 oz/90 g) honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup (3 oz/90 g) dried goji berries, cranberries, or cherries


Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, pepitas, flax seeds, and sesame seeds.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the olive oil, maple syrup, honey, vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon salt. When the mixture is loose and smooth, pour it over the oats and seeds in the bowl and stir to coat evenly.

Spread in an even layer in the prepared pan and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes total. Cool completely and then stir in the goji berries. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Makes about 5 cups (20 oz/625 g) granola

Nutrition Facts (per ¼ cup serving)

Calories 173
Protein 4 g
Total fat 7 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Carbs 24 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 10 g
Sodium 55 mg

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