June 22, 2011 by Danielle
As you might already know I’m crazy about quinoa. It’s versatile and good for you. I’m also love granola, but some kinds go a little overboard with ingredients like butter and sugar. Last night I was scouring the web for a healthy granola recipe that incorporated quinoa-the best of both worlds. I found a great recipe on a new to me blog, Hungry Hungry Hippie. After a bit of tweaking, I came up with a quinoa granola all my own.
The final verdict? This good for you recipe is easy to make, since it only requires six (unprocessed and whole) ingredients. It’s so easy to make that if you want the short story, just throw all of the ingredients into a food procesoor and watch the magic happen. The granola strikes a great balance between salty and sweet, so it’s great with almond milk for breakfast, an afternoon snack or in a dessert yogurt parfait.
In the words of Julia Child, Bon Appetit!
1/3 c. dry quinoa
1/3 cup slivered almonds (or whole if you’re using a food processor/blender)
1 c. oats (oatmeal)
1/3 c. honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I did it to taste…but I figured I’d put a measurement on it)
a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the almonds are broken into small pieces and the dry ingredients are combined. Add ingredients to a bowl and stir in honey, salt and cinnamon.
Flatten out mixture onto metal baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until the mixture is firm and breaks off in chunks. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break mixture into pieces and add dried fruit or whatever else floats your boat! Store in an air tight container.