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Friday, September 21, 2012

home made quinoa granola

I made some granola the other day and it is delicious. I made it with oats, quinoa,chia seeds, cinnamon, pistachios, almonds, honey, sultans.
I followed this recipe.
I added a little oil and a little honey.
We bought the ingredients from a shop which sells everything loose in big bags and you ask for how much you want.. say 100g and then pay for it. The almonds were so fresh and the pistachios too. It is important to have fresh ingredients.

This granola does not make large chunks of clusters. It is very crunchy. I add a little bit of yoghurt to it with breakfast.

1 cup raw/uncooked quinoa (red/white)
1 cup finely shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats (larger flakes, the better)
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (raw)
1/2 cup almonds (raw, chopped)
1/4 cup pistachios (raw, chopped)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries or any dried fruit

Preheat oven to 300F / 150C.
Mix quinoa, coconut, oats, flax meal, cinnamon and chia seeds together.
Add honey, mixing well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add chopped nuts and mix to evenly distribute the mixture.
Spread out the mixture onto a cookie sheet (with a lip) lined with parchment/cooking paper.
Cook for 30-45 minutes. Make sure it is not too hot as it can burn quickly. Keep an eye on your mixture in the oven every 10 min to make sure it does not burn.You may not need the entire 45 minutes.
Let the quinoa cool for 10 minutes, then add in dried fruit and toss to coat evenly. Let cool completely, and you can store it in a glass jar or plastic container/bag in the cupboard.


Poptartlr said...

oh yum! That looks amazing:)

Palaeontologist Mum with Babies said...

Thanks Poptartlr:
I need to make another batch as it has all been used and eaten!
Hope you can make it and enjoy it, it is yummy and healthy too!