Ellen-Anne's Crunchy Granola


  • 3 c old-fashioned or quick rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 c sunflower seeds
  • 1⁄2 c pepita seeds
  • 2 T flaxseeds
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1 C unsweetened toasted coconut flakes (chips are even better)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 C melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • Dried fruit of your choice for mixing in
  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, seeds, coconut, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk oil, syrup, egg white, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over dry mixture and stir until just moistened.
  4. Evenly spread granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet and pat flat with a spatula. Bake granola at 300F 45-50 minutes or golden and edges start to brown (do NOT stir granola while baking or afterwards)
  5. Remove from oven and let granola cool completely, then break granola into clusters and transfer to an airtight container. Stir in dried fruit of your choice.