17 Sep Sue’s Seedy Mixture
The other day, I was craving something sweet, but not too sweet, with a little satisfying crunch. I appreciate snacks like granola, but most commercial products come with heaps of sugar and are quite expensive per serving. I like to make my own mixtures because I then have greater control of the ingredients and it’s much more economical.
This particular blend is extremely seedy. It’s packed with nutrient-dense seeds as well as sliced almonds. All are lightly toasted, which really brings out the flavour and adds a nice crispy crunch. It takes just minutes to make, so you can satisfy that sweet craving in a healthy and economical way!
In addition to being vitamin and mineral rich, this mixture is also a great source of protein, fibre and omega-3 fats.
Of course, if you wish to make this nut-free, simply omit the almonds. This can be enjoyed on its own, as cereal/grain-free granola with your favourite dairy/non-dairy milk, on fruit salad, yogurt, etc.
Sue’s Seedy Mixture
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon oil (coconut oil warmed to liquid, avocado, or olive oil)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine above ingredients and mix well. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 6 – 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove pan from oven about half-way through to gently stir mixture and encourage even browning. Watch carefully as they can easily burn. Like a ripe avocado, they turn quickly! Let cool and store in airtight container.