Thursday, February 18, 2010

Almond-Quinoa Granola!

Seriously this is the best granola EVER. I was playing around with some ingredients and measurements, and out from the oven came this fragrant, warm, crunchy mix of perfection! Quinoa-Almond Granola (makes about 2 qts, which is A TON of granola.)
2 lbs rolled oats
12 oz. sliced almonds
8 oz. sunflower seeds
8 oz. uncooked quinoa
2 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbs agave
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 2 sheet pans with canola oil, 1 tsp each. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir until well mixed. Add in the agave, brown rice syrup, coconut oil, and extracts. Coat dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Spread evenly onto prepared sheet pans, 1/2 of mixture onto each pan. Bake for 45 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 1 hour to cool before storing in air-tight containers. Serve with almond milk, soy yogurt, or even by itself!


Mihl said...

You had me at quinoa. I never thought of adding those tiny grains in their raw form. It's a fantastic idea.

miss v said...

awesome laura! i definitely never considered adding quinoa to granola... which i don't make enough. looks fab (i love those almonds).

Anonymous said...

that sounds great! i love using fun grains in granola!

Michal said...

Y-U-M! I love the combo of the quinoa I have never heard of granola having that before :)

Anonymous said...

Yummi! Thanks for this delicious recipe it would be a perfect breakfast.