Quinoa Granola

Quinoa is a great source of protein so I was excited when I saw a recipe using this grain in a granola.  I made a few changes to the recipe and was pleasantly surprised how good it is.  Granola can be used as a cereal, in a yogurt parfait, or sprinkled on top of a garden salad or  pancakes.

Qunioa Granola

Quinoa Granola
A granola that uses quinoa, a great source of protein. The use of the fruit spread add a variety of taste depending on what flavor is chosen.
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  1. 3 cup quinoa, cooked
  2. 3 cup rolled oats
  3. 1 cup chopped pecans
  4. 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  5. 1 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
  6. 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  7. 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  8. 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  9. 3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  10. 1/2 cup fruit spread, any flavor
  11. 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine quinoa, oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, coconut, and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. In a pan, whisk together coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, and fruit spread. Warm over low heat until well combined, stirring often. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Let cool slightly.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until evenly distribute.
  5. Spread onto 2-3 baking sheets lined with parchment or foil and bake for 30-40 minutes (or until golden), stirring every 10 minutes. Each oven will be different so watch carefully.
  6. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. Store in airtight container.
  1. Cook the quinoa a day before so that part is ready to go when you are ready to put the granola together.
  2. A mason jar filled with granola makes a tasty gift.
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 A picture of the granola before it is cooked in the oven…

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My favorite items to have when making granola:

Mixing Bowls

Cooking Sheets


Precut Parchment Paper Sheets

Canning Jars



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