INGREDIENTS

Chia Chunks:

  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 1 ½ cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • coconut flakes

Granola Mixture:

  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • cinnamon to taste (1-2 tbsp.)

Liquid Binder:

  • 1 ½ cups coconut oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 250F/120C
  2. Make chia chunks mixture by mixing all “chia chunks” ingredients together with whisk in a large bowl. Let stand for about 20 minutes (in the meantime, you can prep the rest).
  3. Make granola mixture by combining ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Make the liquid binder by gently heating coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan until they’re melted. Turn off heat and let cool slightly. Once cooled slightly, add 2 tsp vanilla extract.
  5. Once chia chunks have sat for about 20 minutes, add granola mixture to chia chunks and combine them by pressing the ingredients together with your hands.
  6. Pour coconut oil, honey, and vanilla mixture over the other ingredients and work together with hands.
  7. Spread final mixture onto baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 250F/120C for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  9. Let stand and cool for another 10-20 minutes.

 

 

 

*As the delightful name (coined by the lovely Judy Tuwaletstiwa) suggests, this recipe was created after a chia-related mishap.*