Monday, July 19, 2010

Maple Quinoa Granola

a little experiment turned out better than i expected so i thought i'd share it here. i have heard of baking quinoa and eating it as granola so i decided to mix it on with a batch of granola.
i knew it was a good sign when the whole house started to smell of maple goodness as it was baking.
i added both red and white quinoa simply for color and it ended up being so crunchy with just enough sweetness from the maple syrup.
i had it mixed in with some greek yogurt for breakfast this morning and it was delicious!
as i was eating it i couldn't help but think of all the extra protein i was getting from the quinoa.

Maple Quinoa Granola

4 tbs unsalted butter (or coconut butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup red quinoa (well rinsed)
1/2 cup white quinoa (well rinsed)
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

melt butter and whisk in maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. add remaining dry ingredients and stir well to combine. spread onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes, stir every 15 minutes for even browning. let cool completely and store in airtight container.

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