Organic Cherry Fennel Pistachio Granola with Flax Seeds

A great bowl of granola is the perfect way to start your day full of healthy nutrients and flavors it does double duty as breakfast, snack or a great topping over ice cream. We're trying great recipes with flax seeds (ground not whole) full of fiber perfect for stabilizing blood sugar and can also help dissolve unhealthy fats from your digestive track. Full of magnesium zinc, B vitamins and fiber, add them to granola, smoothies or into your coffee. I had tasted these awesome cherry fennel pistachio biscotti at my local coffee shop and got the idea to turn it into a granola. I love this recipe by Oatgasm (she has the most gorgeous pictures) and just adjusted the ingredients to fit the type of granola i'm looking to try and used all organic ingredients. Use all organic ingredients as much as possible including the ones you add when you serve. Try it with honey, in yogurt or with a cool cup of milk. Hope you enjoy, let us know how you enjoyed it, we love hearing your feedback!

1. Gather Your Ingredients

Ingredients: Recipe adapted from Oatgasm

  • 3 cups oats
  • large pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios (these should be raw)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries 
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

2. Mix Dry Ingredients then Wet Ingredients

Mix all your dry ingredients together, except your cherries and coconut.

In a separate bowl mix all your wet ingredients, including the scraped vanilla from your vanilla bean.


3. Blend All the Ingredients Together

Pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients and mix until all the oats are covered, which may require some vigorous stirring.

Set your oven to 350 degrees and in a large baking sheet place parchment paper on the sheet and spread the mixture over the baking sheet. It should be flat and evenly spread out. 

Bake for 10 minutes,  remove the mixture and stir it carefully and return it to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until oats are crisp and golden. 


4. Add Toppings & Serve with Fresh Fruit

Remove granola from the oven and while it cools chop figs to mix into the mixture once it cools. 

You can then add the coconut and cherries into the now cooled mixture, do not toast coconut flakes into the mixture you place in the oven, it will leave a bitter and unpleasant taste. 

Top it with your favorite fruit, honey, milk or yogurt and enjoy!