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I eat breakfast at work during the week, so I usually bring yogurt. I was adding homemade granola, but it was high in calories and carbs, so I switched to what I lovingly refer to as “non-granola.” I’m not fond of cooking, but this is easy to do and takes so little time. 

It’s a mix of pistachios, sunflower and chia seeds that I roast in the oven with a little olive oil. Yes, I could just buy them roasted, but these taste better. 

Karen's Non-Granola

AuthorKarenCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields15 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

 2 cups raw pistachios, shelled
 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, shelled
 ¼ cup chia seeds
 1 tbsp olive oil

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the pistachios, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.

sunflower chia pistachio

3

Add the olive oil and stir until distributed (it's just a small amount as you do not want the seeds too wet, they'll come out of the oven that way. I often use an olive oil cooking spray instead).

mixed with oil

4

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet (makes cleanup a breeze). Spread seeds out in a thin layer.

ready to bake

5

Bake for 20 minutes, stir them around on the sheet halfway through for better coverage (time may vary per your oven, I also like mine dark so I go for 24 minutes).

baked mix

6

Let cool, then place in an airtight container. One serving is 52 grams, just under 2 ounces.

air tight container

Nutrition information can be added to your My Fitness Pal food diary.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 52 grams

Servings 15


Amount Per Serving
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 58mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups raw pistachios, shelled
 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, shelled
 ¼ cup chia seeds
 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the pistachios, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.

sunflower chia pistachio

3

Add the olive oil and stir until distributed (it's just a small amount as you do not want the seeds too wet, they'll come out of the oven that way. I often use an olive oil cooking spray instead).

mixed with oil

4

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet (makes cleanup a breeze). Spread seeds out in a thin layer.

ready to bake

5

Bake for 20 minutes, stir them around on the sheet halfway through for better coverage (time may vary per your oven, I also like mine dark so I go for 24 minutes).

baked mix

6

Let cool, then place in an airtight container. One serving is 52 grams, just under 2 ounces.

air tight container

Non-granola

Each serving is approximately 2 ounces. I also add fresh berries and mini chocolate chips to my yogurt. It’s filling and keeps me happy until lunch time. Coffee helps too 🙂

Items you may need

Mason jar

Parchment paper

Baking/cookie sheet

Does this sound better than granola? Let me know in the comments below.