- 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
- 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.)
- 1 ½ cups coconut oil
- 1 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 250F/120C
- 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).
- Make granola mixture by combining ingredients in a separate bowl.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour coconut oil, honey, and vanilla mixture over the other ingredients and work together with hands.
- Spread final mixture onto baking sheets.
- Bake at 250F/120C for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
- 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.*