Bowls of cereal with seeds and sliced peaches

Granola with seeds and honey

Granola that supports gut microbiome health

This delicious granola with seeds and honey is bursting with nutrition to boost the beneficial bacteria in your gut, making it a great way to kick-start the day! This recipe includes lots of seeds which contain healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber – which is good for the gut microbiome.

Serving the granola with yogurt or kefir provides probiotics as well. Probiotic foods contain living microorganisms like the health-promoting microbes that live in your gut. By eating probiotic foods we can help increase our body’s
population of good bacteria.

Add berries or fruits for an additional microbiome boost.

PS I’d make double, as this is so yummy it won’t last long in your larder!

Bowl filled with granola with seeds and honey

Ingredients

Spice up your breakfast with seeds and honey

  • 200 grams (2 cups) oats
  • 70 grams (½ cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 70 grams (½ cup) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon linseed
  • 40 grams (1/4 cup) sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (I used 2 two)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of salt (to taste)
  • PS – you can replace any of the seeds with for instance walnuts, hazel nuts or other nuts of choice.

Scroll down for method.

Gut health benefits of seeds and honey

There a numerous health benefits to including various seeds in your diet. In fact, seeds can improve not just gut health, but also improve skin and cholesterol levels, as well as reduce inflammation. The latter is important as inflammation is linked to several health issues such as This is important, as inflammation is linked to health issues such as diabetes 2, heart disease and rosacea.

You can sprinkle a little honey on top of the granola for extra sweetness when serving, if you like. Some of the health benefits of honey will be removed when you bake the granola, because of the heat. But it tastes awesome just the same!

Oats are great too, as they are high in fiber which is essential for gut health. Oats is also a prebiotic food – meaning it acts as food for the good bacteria in your gut.

Method

Granola with seeds and honey

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Cover a baking plate with baking paper
  • Combine oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds plus linseeds and spread on the plate. Wait to add sesame seeds.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and salt and stir to combine well
  • In a small pot, place honey and coconut oil and microwave until liquid – stir (you can use regular pot on the stove too)
  • Pour over the oats and seeds mix and combine well
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes – remove from oven and stir
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes until sesame seeds are golden
  • Let cool on the tray
  • Store in an airtight container

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