Breakfast

January 14, 2019

Mulberry Chia Granola

Filled with superfoods, healthy fats, whole grains, and fiber, this slightly-sweet Mulberry Chia Granola makes a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!

One of my favorite foods is oats. I won't go too deep into my love of oats because I already did that when I shared my Purple Pear Oatmeal recipe. I go through phases with my oat eating. Sometimes I'm all about the overnight oats. Other times all I want is hot, steamy oatmeal. When I'm feeling really crazy I eat oats dry (trust me, it's actually good).

Right now, I'm on a granola kick. There's just something about the crunch of granola that makes it so delicious. I have to pace myself though or I'll eat way too much and neglect to get in all the other nutrients I need for the day.

That doesn't mean this Mulberry Chia Granola isn't full of nutrients. In fact, it is stuffed with nutrients!

Nutrients in Mulberry Chia Granola

Oats provide gut-healing fiber. They are a great source of manganese, phosphorous, copper, and zinc. Oats also contain some B vitamins and essential amino acids.

As the name suggests, this granola has some delicious add-ins: mulberries and chia seeds.

Mulberries are a superfood with more vitamins and antioxidants than other dried fruits. Even if they didn't boast some superfood powers, they would still make a great addition to this granola due to their slightly-sweet taste and the fact that they are berries! We should all be eating a serving of berries a day  and I couldn't think of a more delicious option.

Chia seeds are the other superstar of this granola. Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3s which can aide in reducing blood pressure. These seeds are also filled with fiber, calcium, and several other essential nutrients.

The last ingredient in this Mulberry Chia Granola has date syrup. One of the only healthy sweeteners (because of its fiber content), date syrup creates a lovely crunchy granola texture. Yum!

How to make Mulberry Chia Granola

To make Mulberry Chia Granola, simply mix the oats, mulberries (dried), chia seeds, and date syrup in a bowl. Then spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake!

Note that we are baking the mulberries in with the granola. I like to do this because it results in chunks of granola with mulberries inside. It also hardens the mulberries to a crisp texture. If you would rather have softer mulberries simply mix them in at the end.

Enjoy your superfood granola!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for healthy, nutrient dense foods. Help us to remember your goodness as we delight in eating your food.

Mulberry Chia Granola

Filled with superfoods, healthy fats, whole grains, and fiber, this slightly-sweet Mulberry Chia Granola makes a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

5

min

cook:

20

min

total:

25

min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats gluten free, if necessary
  • 6 Tablespoons Dried Mulberries
  • 3 Tablespoons Date Syrup
  • 3 Teaspoons Chia Seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients until the date syrup evenly covers the oats. Spread onto the baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes to allow the granola to get crunchy. Enjoy!
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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography