If you’re like me, when you go in for a bite of a recipe, you love a good crunch. That’s why I came up with this delicious Quinoa Crunch Granola. Quinoa makes for the perfect addition to this simple granola recipe as it provides a great texture and packs in some added protein and nutrients. This recipe is perfect to throw over yogurt, top over a baked apple, or simply eat on its own for a snack!
What’s even better is all of the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen. The recipe is super flexible so you can throw in whichever add-ins you desire! For my granola, I love to fill my 1 cup of add-ins with pecans, almonds, and dried cranberries. For seeds, I throw in flax seed and chia seeds. Then for the spice, I love cinnamon, so I throw the full tablespoon of that in. Finally, for the liquids, I like to throw in both maple syrup and honey, and then I prefer the taste of coconut oil. If you find any great granola combos, I would love to hear about them!
Pro tip: If you are using dried fruit, soak it in hot water 20 minutes prior to using in the granola. This will help it to avoid becoming super hard when baking.
Quinoa Crunch Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1 cup add-ins of your choice (nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes)
- 1/4 cup seeds of your choice (chia seeds, flax seed, pumpkin seeds)
- 1 teaspoon spices of your choice (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1/4 cup oil of your choice, melted if needed (coconut oil, olive oil, canola oil)
- 1/3 cup liquid sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, agave, honey)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined.
- Add mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until slightly browned. Make sure to turn the pan halfway through and gently stir mixture to ensure it doesn’t burn.
- Store in an airtight container or bag and enjoy for up to a month!
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional dietitian nutritionist’s advice. Serving size: 1/4 cup Calories: 144 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g