Over on Instagram I was calling this recipe a clean muesli, but after googling the difference from granola and muesli I realised this recipe is actually a clean granola! Here I was thinking they were the same thing and possibly Americans used the term granola and here in New Zealand we called it muesli, whoops!
The difference is that granola is baked along with added sweetner (I’ve used honey) and oil.
I know I definitely prefer granola as I think baking it really brings out all the flavours!
If you are looking for a healthy but really delicious granola recipe I urge you to give this a go, it really is yummy!
This granola recipe is packed with healthy oats, seeds and fruits, for it to be a completely clean granola substitute the dried cranberries with another dried fruit (with no added sugar)
I make up a batch, store it in a large jar and shake up the jar before serving to make sure you get all the good bits every time!
Serve it up with some yoghurt and fruit of your choice and if you want to take it to another level I love to eat my granola with Barker’s of Geraldine Strawberry, Rhubarb & Raspberry Compote and natural yoghurt.
Scroll down for the granola recipe you can print it off or pin it on Pinterest for later.
If you do make it please tag me #thestyleaesthetic on instagram so I can see.
- 3 cups whole rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 4 tbsp black chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- ¼ cup dried cranberries or other dried fruit like otago dried apricots
- ½ cup Fresh As dried raspberries
- ½ cup Fresh As dried blueberries
- I also added in a sprinkling of Fresh As dried plum pieces broken up
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
- Combine whole rolled oats, coconut, chia seeds, dried seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl, set aside
- Melt coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan over a low heat
- Pour melted oil & honey over dry mixture and stir to coat well
- Add the combined mixture to a large greased over baking dish
- Bake for around 20 minutes
- Stirring every 5 minutes or so, so it doesn’t burn
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before stirring in the dried fruits
Serve with natural yoghurt and fruit