Fabulous Friday: Coconut Quinoa Granola

Last week I had about an hour to kill before my 2-year old’s bedtime. So I decided we’d try to make a new granola recipe. I had already started the process only to realize I was out of brown sugar. Shoot. Well thank goodness for google and I found a recipe on how to make your own brown sugar. With only that minor setback, the granola creation was a success! This granola turned out to be the perfect snack, breakfast, yogurt topper, and more. Even though it made  almost 10 cups, we had it devoured in less than a week. It is just so good!

Coconut Quinoa Granola

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coconut Quinoa Granola

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 cups oats
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup craisins or raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine oil, honey, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Stir occasionally.
  4. While that is heating, in a large bowl mix together the oats, coconut, quinoa, and nuts.
  5. When the sugar is dissolved and it is almost to a boil, pour the hot mixture into the large bowl and stir until oats are completely coated.
  6. Spread the granola out on the 2 pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes make sure to stir every 10 minutes and rotate the pans between your oven racks as well.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Fabulous Friday: Coconut Quinoa Granola

  1. Hey! Quick question about this recipe – it is using uncooked quinoa, right? When you mix the quinoa into the sugar mixture, does that give it plenty of liquid to plump up in?
    I’ve never made granola before, but I’d love to try!!

    Love your blog!
    -Marsali
    (sister of your old roommate Megan!)
    marsaliandchris@wordpress.com

    • Hi Marsali!! This current version does call for uncooked quinoa and no there isn’t enough liquid for it. When I created this recipe, I didn’t know that quinoa had to be cooked for you to be able to glean any nutrients from it (hopefully I’m not the only one who didn’t know that). I’ve been meaning to try to revamp this recipe. If you try it with any variations, let me know how it turns out!!

      This <a href="” target=”_blank”>Vanilla Almond Granola is also a great recipe to try!

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