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Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 151
Protein 3g
Fat 10g
Carbs 14g
Total Time

Save yourself some money on a weekly basis by making your own homemade granola. Not only is it easy to customize to complement your diet and tastes, but also you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. And that makes the real difference!

The crunch and flavors of this granola are unreal! Remember to personalize the following to meet your budget and dietary needs.

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Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola

Ingredients

Ingredients to make at least 6 cups (or 24 servings):

  • Dry
    • 5 cup rolled oats (uncooked)
    • 1/3 cup quinoa (uncooked)*
    • 1 cup chopped almonds
    • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios*
    • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon flax seeds*
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon maca powder*
    • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • Wet
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1/3 cup organic, raw honey

( * ) – denotes optional ingredient

Steps
  1. In a bowl, dump all of the dry ingredients and mix together. If you purchased raw, whole nuts, break them into coarse pieces using a mallet (or similar object). You can also try to carefully pulse-blend the nuts in a blender or food processor, just be careful not to pulverize them.
  2. Pour in the wet ingredients and mix. If either the coconut oil or the honey is hard, simply it in the microwave for a few seconds to melt and then pour into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dump the granola mixture on to it. Evenly spread it out using a spatula and pat it down so that it is packed in tightly.
  4. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes at 300F.
  5. Once it has finished baking, allow it to cool to about room temperature, before breaking it apart.
  6. Grab the parchment paper by the ends and the granola should peel off the paper.
  7. Store the granola in an airtight container to preserve the freshness. I’ve had granola last for up to 1 month, depending on the type of container and the ingredients, such as the ones listed here. Making granola with fresh ingredients – such as fruit – will reduce the amount of time the granola will stay fresh.

Serving size is approximately 1/4 cup.

Approximate macros for 1 of 24 servings:

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Calories
151
Protein
3g
Fat
10g
Carbs
14g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.