Best Granola Ever. Fact.

Grain Free Granola | bluebirdsunshineI recently made up a batch of grain free granola after seeing a recipe over at Minimalist Baker that looked heavenly. I’m always on the lookout for breakfasts that don’t contain sugar for me and the kids so this caught my eye. I love it, the kids love it, even the man has eaten something containing milled flaxseed and declared it delicious.

Grain Free Granola | bluebirdsunshine

I made a few changes to the original, going with what I could get my hands on, and it turned out SO good. The only thing I’d change if I make it again is to add less maple syrup, as I don’t think it needs to be quite as sweet, especially as I’ve been eating it for breakfast with yoghurt and berries.

By the way – I would find it implausible to eat such a small portion as in the pic above….but my piggy breakfast (at least three times that quantity) doesn’t look half as pretty!

I can imagine sprinkled over frozen yoghurt it will make a delicious, nutritious treat. Nom! Bring on the summer.

Grain Free Granola | bluebirdsunshine

Maple Syrup | bluebirdsunshine

Spoonful of grain free granola | bluebirdsunshine

Grain free granola | bluebirdsunshine

If you want to give it a go, the method follows the Minimalist Baker recipe, and the ingredients I used were as follows:

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 cups flaked almonds
1 ¼ cups pecans
1 cup walnut halves
4 Tbsp milled flax, chia seed, apple & cinnamon (I used Linwoods)
Pinch sea salt
3 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries

Grain free granola | bluebirdsunshine

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9 responses to “Best Granola Ever. Fact.

  1. Hi Blue, this looks lovely – simple and delicious. I used to join in the great bloggers bake off with you as Mummy Makes Cakes and have just started a new blog called Modern Family Baking with a linky called #FamilyBakes&Makes that this seems perfect for if you fancied joining in?

    • Hello *waves*! Looking forward to the GBBO bake off again this year. It’s always so great to bake along with other bloggers isn’t it. I’ll be sure to get over and check out your new site and linky x

  2. Om nom nom – and tut’s from someone who doesn’t ‘do’ breakfast – I wonder if this might make me change my ways!

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  4. Is the “milled flax,chia…” powdered? Like– fully ground? And is the apple like dried apple powdered? Is Linwoods brand a mix of all of those? And I love your piggy breakfast disclaimer hahaha, that’s me too!

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