Monday, February 25, 2013

Quinoa Coconut Granola

While Henry was sleeping, I whipped up this granola and it was a winner! It is grain free so will be another breakfast/snack option for both Chris and I. I'm planning on topping some fruit and yogurt with this yummy mix. I usually have cooked quinoa in the fridge for fast breakfast and lunch options so it was easy to throw this together.

Preheat oven to 300.

In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients:

3 cups cooked, cooled quinoa
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons ground flax
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 45 min-1 1/2 hours, depending on desired crunchiness. Stir every 20-30 minutes. Store in an air-tight container.

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