Quinoa Granola With Maple
Recipe Type: Breakfast
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds (powdered)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried fruits (dried apricot, cranberry, papaya, etc. cut into small pieces)
  1. Preheat oven to 315 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cooked quinoa, almonds, coconut, pine nuts and sesame seeds. Add the powdered flaxseed.
  3. Melt butter in a small pan.
  4. Add maple syrup, honey, salt and freshly ground nutmeg.
  5. Pour the maple mixture evenly over oats mixture. Toss well to ensure everything is mixed well.
  6. Evenly distribute granola onto the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Rotate baking trays and toss granola every 10 minutes for even baking.
  8. Remove baking sheets out of oven to allow granola to completely cool.
  9. Add the dry fruits.
Alternate Steps:
  1. Instead of baking, heat up a large pan on medium heat.
  2. Pour the mixture into the pan, dry roast about 8-10 minutes. Stirring frequently to make sure the mixture is toasted evenly.
Feel free to adjust sweetness of the granola by adding/subtracting honey and maple syrup. Feel free to substitute any combination of nuts, seeds and fruits, or the maple syrup for agave nectar or more honey. Use cinnamon, cardamom or vanilla instead of nutmeg.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/granola-two-ways-recipe/