Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola
Do you also love granola? If the answer is yes, then this recipe is just for you. A crunchy, tasty snack that is packed with flavor guaranteed to give you the necessary energy. Granola is so versatile, you can eat it with cereal in the morning, you can eat it with yogurt, or as a well-balanced granola bar snack throughout the day. Simply said, granola is awesome.
Today, I will show you a simple, yet delicious way you can make your own homemade quinoa granola with the ingredients that you probably already have at home. This is just one of the versions as there are a lot of different quinoa granola recipes out there such as maple quinoa granola.
For this granola recipe, you are going to need rolled oats, quinoa, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, maca powder, cranberries, coconut oil and organic raw honey. You can always substitute honey with maple syrup for example to make the maple quinoa granola mentioned above.
First, get yourself a large enough bowl so that you can mix everything. Start by adding all of the dry ingredients together. If you have whole nuts, you should break them up into smaller pieces either by hand or with a blender. Just don’t make them too small.
When you have all of the dried ingredients mixed, now it is time to add the coconut oil and honey.
With all of your ingredients mixed, get a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Pour everything on the sheet and evenly spread it out. Make sure that it is tightly packed.
Bake the mixture for 50 minutes in an oven at 300F, or in an instant pot for 3 hours stirring it often.
All you have to do now is store it in an airtight container and enjoy this delicious snack.
Hi-Energy, Homemade Quinoa Granola
Ingredients to make at least 6 cups (or 24 servings):
- 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
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup organic, raw honey
( * ) – denotes optional ingredient
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in the oven for 50 minutes at 300F.
- Once it has finished baking, allow it to cool to about room temperature, before breaking it apart.
- Grab the parchment paper by the ends and the granola should peel off the paper.
- 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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