by Olena

Quinoa Granola

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Olena Osipov
5 from 14 votes

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

You will also love my healthy granola, quinoa granola bars, and homemade cereal.

Quinoa Granola

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.

I know world might be over quinoa recipes but I am sure not! Chicken quinoa bowls, kale quinoa salad and quinoa falafel are regulars around here.

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 in glass jar

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 pressure cooker yogurt or unsweetened almond milk as a 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. Bowl of quinoa, chia seeds, nuts, salt; unmixed
  2. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract; stir well. Oil, maple syrup added to ingredients and mixed in glass bowl
  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 on baking sheet
  4. Remove quinoa granola from the oven, let cool completely (do not touch) and after break into pieces.  baked quinoa granola
  5. Enjoy with yogurt and berries. Or just with almond milk in place of healthy cereal.quinoa granola in a bowl of milk and strawberries

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Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola that is healthy, easy, toasted, crunchy and most importantly 6 times lower in sugar than any store-bought.
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract; stir well.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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