Granola Eater

Featured Recipe: Barbara Gordon’s amazing granola!

Real granola eaters know that the store bought stuff is loaded with refined sugar and overheated (therefore potentially dangerous) vegetable oils. This recipe was given to me by my Bowen therapist, Barbara Gordon She uses mineral rich maple syrup for a hint of sweetness and coconut oil for a safe to heat and eat fat that gives your granola a nice flavour and crunch. This granola is high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, calcium and trace minerals.

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned cut)
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa (buy in bulk at health food store) (optional)
  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut (fine)
  • 1 cup broken raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup chia or flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup


  • Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl
  • Warm coconut oil on the stove and add maple syrup
  • Pour coconut oil/maple syrup mixture over oats mixture and stir until evenly coated
  • Spread on 2 cookie sheets and place in the oven at 260 degrees for 1 1/2 hours turning 2-3 times
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container

  • Serve with organic yogurt or kefir and fresh, frozen or dried fruit
  • As an alternative, warm on the stove with small amount of water for a warm breakfast or snack
  • Feel free to play with the ingredients to make it your own granola!

Posted on Monday March 28, 2011 by Kerri Cooper