by Olena

Quinoa Granola

by Olena

Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.

I have never been a fan of store-bought granola because it’s sooo sweet and I would rather save my calories for wine. This quinoa granola recipe is for me though – it contains 6 times less sugar than store-bought and is loaded with superfoods like nuts, chia seeds and quinoa. It is healthy, easy, toasted and crunchy.

First of all, toasted quinoa is to die for. Just like that roast from dry and uncooked. And I hope I don’t have to sell you on roasted almonds. For oats, you can use any kind. Just know that (quick cooking) steel cut oats will yield more crunchy granola, where as rolled oats softer one. Common sense.

Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.

I used only 3 tbsp of maple syrup that’s enough to create clusters. It is a very old recipe of mine and it used to call for stevia. That was Olena back then, nowadays I don’t do that. So, that has been updated.

It is important to let granola cool down completely and then break into pieces. Do not stir during or right after baking. Let it cool first. If you don’t like toasted coconut, you can sprinkle it on top after removing granola from the oven or skip it all together.

I enjoy this granola with some Greek yogurt or unsweetened almond milk as a cereal. If you like this quinoa granola, you will love my chocolate quinoa granola, quinoa granola bars, or healthy homemade cereal.

How to Make Quinoa Granola

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, quinoa, nuts, chia seeds, salt; stir to combine. Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
  2. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract; stir well. Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
  3. Spread in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake on a third rack from the bottom for 25 minutes, sprinkle with coconut flakes and bake for 5 more minutes. Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
  4. Remove quinoa granola from the oven, let cool completely (do not touch) and after break into pieces.  Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
  5. Enjoy with yogurt and berries. Or just with almond milk in place of healthy cereal.Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
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Quinoa Granola

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Quinoa Granola Recipe that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, quinoa, nuts, chia seeds, salt; stir to combine. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract; stir well.
  3. Spread in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake on a third rack from the bottom for 25 minutes, sprinkle with coconut flakes and bake for 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove quinoa granola from the oven, let cool completely (do not touch) and after break into pieces.

Store: Store in a glass jar in a cool dry place for up to a month.

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