Enjoy this lightly sweet and crunchy granola for snack or breakfast.
Over the last few weeks, we have been busy here at ELW working with Genentech to get ready for their Wellness Wednesday event. They planned a full day of activities for their employees – including everything from yoga to tai chi to healthy eating.
And that’s where we came in.
Recognizing the importance of a healthy diet, the folks at Genentech asked us to come and share some of our tips and suggestions for nutritious, packable lunches. The best part is that they all got to experience a few of our tasty suggestions first-hand. Working closely with the Genentech team, we planned a menu of delicious, easy-to-make foods, perfect for a packable lunch or picnic.
Check out what we made. Maybe try a few on your own.
- Kale Chips with Coconut
- Superfood Green Salad with Fun Fixins
- Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
- Cucumber Ranch Dressing
- Miso Vinaigrette
- Farro Grain Salad with Edamame and Carrots
- Veggie & Chicken Kabobs
- Best-Ever Maple & Honey Granola
- Dark Chocolate Granola Bites
2 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoon fresh ground flax seed
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened, large flake coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Using a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, grind flax seeds until it becomes a fluffy powder.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a small sauce-pan over medium heat, stir honey, maple syrup and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
- Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly.
- Spread out in an even layer on a cookie sheet.
- Place in the oven for about 7-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, mix with a spatula and re-spread to an even layer.
- Place back in the oven for another 7-10 minutes until an even golden brown. Be sure to watch the oven to avoid over-cooking.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet. Once cool, break the granola apart using a spatula and store in a sealed container (like a jar). Feel free to add dried fruit to the mixture once it’s cool.
Serve over yogurt or a fresh bowl of berries.
Makes ~4 1/2 cups