Golden Flax Granola Recipe


Techies + Wellness Golden Flax Granola

Recipe By: Chef Wil, Techies + Wellness Retreat Private Chef

Super fun easy recipe I made just for the Techies + Wellness February 2019 Retreat. This is the base recipe. Add your own favorite nuts or dried fruit. I meant for the double batch this recipe made to be toppings and snacks for the retreat. But since the power went out and gluten free matcha waffles didn’t happen this was the perfect back up plan and ended up just using it as “cereal” with a toppings bar. Best part of this recipe I made for them was it’s versatility and shelf life. Only downside to this recipe is time in the oven. Cooking for 1 to 1.5 hours can seem like a long time to be in the oven. But the temperature is low and you don’t want to burn the oats or seeds. Just like the story of the tortoise and the hair... ”slow and steady wins the race” 🐢🐰


(Yields: 2 1/2 quarts)
1 lb gluten free old fashioned rolled outs 
1/2 c flax seeds 
1 c raw sesame seeds 
1/2 c raw sunflower seeds 
1 c golden raisins
1 c shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened is fine)
1/2 tsp kosher salt 
3/4 c good quality maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima). You can use honey to substitute but I wanted to keep it vegan.
2 tbsp Mexican vanilla (any good quality will do. I just prefer Mexican vanilla) 
1/2 c avocado oil (such a good healthy fat) 


  1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients into a large bowl. Make sure it’s incorporated and mixed well and the coconut isn’t in big chunks. Unless you like that (hehe).

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and spread the mixture evenly. 

  3. Bake at 250 F degrees for 1 to 1.5 hours and check every now and then and rotate your sheet pan. All you are looking for is to get this granola evenly cooked. Your nose will know and cmon! You know what granola looks like. Just make sure it’s a deep golden grown color. Mmmmmm.

  4. Cool and store in a gallon ziplock or in cute glass container. Perfect for gifts for the holidays as well. Should last for over a month. But it won’t cause it’s damn good. 

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Tips/Rants: Try to use raw seeds so they aren’t toasted twice. What you want is for the natural oils from the seeds or nuts to come through. It really makes for a better product. If you have to, use low quality syrup. That’s totally fine. But just remember your body deserves the best and your going through all this hard work already. 🐨#youdeserveit. Add whatever dried fruit you want. Totally customizable and your own. I personally like dried mango, dried pineapple and lots of coconut. Maybe because I’m from the Philippines. Hehe 🤔