Granola made with rolled oats, popped quinoa, coconut flakes, cashews, pepitas, raisins. Coconut oil, honey and some spices (cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg) round off the ingredients. Perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Thanks so much. I've read several different methods for granola, including one in the crock pot, and didn't know which would be best. This sounds amazing and I can't wait to try. I may even try the crock pot version with this. Thanks again!
I adapted this from a NYT recipe. Didn't use oat bran so I increased the amount of quinoa. And I used honey instead of agave and added about 1/2 cup raisins. I did use cashews which won't work for your allergy but I say just omit that and add more pumpkin seeds and/or raisins.
½ cup quinoa (do not use red or black quinoa) 4 cups flaked or rolled oats 1 cup oat bran 1 cup coconut chips 1 to 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped nuts (preferably a mix of almonds, pecans and cashews), to taste ¼ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds ½ to 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, to taste 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil ½ cup agave syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Combine all dry ingredients including spices. In another bowl whisk the oil and sweetener you are using then mix it well into the dry mixture. Spread it evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake without stirring in a 300F oven for about half an hour. Let cool then break up into clumps.