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!
Quinoa Crunch Granola
| Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 16 servings, 1/4 cup is 1 serving|
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1 cup of 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, butter)
- 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 20-25 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