Friday, July 19, 2013

quinoa & oat granola

My good friend Kori forwarded me this recipe for granola and now I cannot  stop making/eating it.  The addition of quinoa makes it crunchy and this hearty cereal keeps me satisfied all morning. I added Chia seeds to the original recipe because they are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.  Substitute in any dried fruit and or nuts to make your favorite combination.

3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1 cup slivered or chopped almonds
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup almond butter (optional)
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shaved coconut
6 oz dried pomegranates
6 oz dried apricots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Start by mixing oats, quinoa, almonds in a large bowl. Pour honey and oil over the mixture, adding the salt and cinnamon. Spread mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes stirring half way through. Remove granola and sprinkle coconut on top and baking for an additional 3-5 minutes or until coconut is lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool. Stir in dried fruit and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! So glad it turned out. Now I'll definitely have to try it. Love the idea to add chia seeds too! Miss you, Bridget! XO