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I love keeping granola on-hand because it is such a fantastic snack or dessert. Another food that I keep on hand is quinoa so why not combine the two? This quinoa granola is fantastic, the perfect compliment to fruit or yogurt and it has oodles of nutrients built into it!
how to make quinoa granola
It all starts here – oats and quinoa. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free oats and organic quinoa. I used a ratio of 2 to 1 (oats to quinoa) but feel free to change it. That’s the great thing with granola, you can really play around with it!
Quinoa is the rock star grain! It’s high in protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, antioxidants, low on the glycemic index and extremely easy to incorporate into your diet. Like with, say, granola. I use it as a plain side dish or throw it on salads and vegetables.
what to add into quinoa granola
Here’s where you can really play around! Throw in whatever nuts or seeds you have lying around! Here I used almonds and sesame seeds.
Flax seed is another great addition because it is nutrient dense food, also high in protein and fiber, plus omega-3 fats. Studies have also shown that it may lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, or reduce cancer risk.
I added vanilla Whey Protein for the extra protein. I use Isagenix’ Isa Pro but you can use your own whey protein.
Lastly, I had some blood oranges laying around so I added orange zest and juice for a little hint of flavor. Not necessary for recipe but it’s always a good time if you have it!
finishing up quinoa granola
And to season everything up, I used cinnamon and sea salt.
As with any recipe, mix everything together and try it until it’s exactly how you want it. It’s rare that I follow a recipe to a tee and typically add a pinch of one of the ingredients here and there.
what to serve with quinoa granola
In terms of what to serve with your quinoa granola, sky’s the limit! This is great plain or top yogurt, ice cream, fresh fruit or salads. Wherever you need a little crunch in your life, throw it on!
If you enjoy this recipe, check out my banana chocolate chip muffins!Print
This quinoa granola with oats is always great to have on hand for quick snacks, breakfasts or even dessert!
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and place on sheet tray. Spread evenly across tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Flip granola and bake for 18-20 minutes more.
- Press the granola together and let cool.
- Your oats need to be a little crowded in the pan so they can stick together, but not so crowded that they don’t toast evenly. I
- Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper so the sweetener sticks to your oats rather than the pan.
- For maximum clumps, gently press down on the granola with the back of a spatula after stirring the mixture at the half-way baking point. Then put the pan back into the oven to finish baking.
- Don’t bake the granola too long—just until it’s lightly golden on top, as described. It might not seem like it’s done yet, but it will continue to crisp up as it cools. Over-baking the granola seems to break the sugar bonds.
- Lastly, let the granola cool completely before breaking it up. I’ve even left it on the pan overnight, covered.
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