Super Easy Quinoa Granola

I love granola. But granola doesn't really love me. You see, I am allergic to oats :( Whenever I eat them I get a runny nose and about 1/2 hour after eating I get a blood sugar crash. Sometimes foods that are considered healthy might just not be healthy food for you. Each one of us is biochemically unique and we all require different foods to thrive. If you are suffering with any issues from digestive problems or any type of inflammatory condition from arthritis to eczema you might want to take a mindful look at your diet and discover if the foods you are eating are triggering your symptoms. Learn more about my path to wellness here!

Okay, now on to the good stuff. You can swap quinoa flakes for large flakes oats if you would like. I love serving this with plain yogurt (I enjoy sheep's milk yogurt)  or freshly made almond milk (recipe to come, super simple to make). I also like to serve it with seasonal fruits.

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Picture - Quinoa granola, fresh almond milk, local peaches and blueberries. Yum!

Quinoa Granola

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or you could use coconut oil - I have tried both with great success)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup*
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup raw nuts - I used walnuts and pecans
  • 1 cup raw seeds - I used pumpkin and sunflower
  • 1 cup organic raisins
  • A pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Mix all ingredients together until well combined (if using coconut oil, please melt before mixing so it gets evenly mixed)
  3. Place all ingredients on a parchment lined baking sheet (you might need 2 so it can be spread out evenly)
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Let cool. Enjoy right away or store for later use. Can be stored for 2 weeks, if it lasts that long in your house

*I use Organic Brown Rice Syrup by Lundberg. Brown Rice Syrup is a thick sweetener and produces granola clusters which I love. You can also use other natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, honey or coconut nectar.

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