Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Quinoa Granola

Cereal and toast are our two main breakfast staples here. Since I make all our breakfast cereals from scratch (we save boxed cereals for special dessert bars) I'm always looking for new twists on the classic breakfast recipes I make. Granola is one of the easiest things to make. When developing my original recipe, I was looking for a way to make granola that had far less fat and sugar than what you find at the store. This newest granola recipe I developed follows my classic recipe, along with the delicious addition of protein-packed crunchy quinoa.

Quinoa Granola 
((Printable Recipe))

7 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup quinoa, washed and drained
2/3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup fat (tahini, butter, or coconut oil)
1/4 cup pepitas (optional)
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
2-3 Tbs. ground flax seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees F. Melt the honey, orange juice, and fat together.

2. On a large sheet pan or divided between two cast iron pans, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour the liquid over and stir well.

3. Bake for 1 hour, stirring ever 15 minutes.


Other homemade cereal recipes you may like:

Bran Cereal Flakes (three ways)
Cast Iron Coconut Maple Granola
Corn/Wheat Cereal Flakes
Dark Chocolate Granola Cereal with Peanut Butter
Granola Cereal
Nutty Pumpkin Granola
Steel Cut Oats
Tahini Granola

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