Coconut Quinoa Granola

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious recipe for homemade granola, look no further! This granola is perfect sprinkled over yogurt, eaten by the handful, or even with a splash of milk. Packed with healthy oats, toasted almonds, crunchy quinoa, coconut, and a medley of dried fruit.

Making your own granola endlessly customizable. You choose the type of nuts and dried fruit! Don’t have coconut oil on hand? No problem, just substitute it for the same amount of canola oil. This recipe is so easy even your kids can join in. Everything is mixed together, dumped onto a baking sheet and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Voilà, simple and delicious in a flash! :D

Coconut Quinoa Granola

Yield: about 6 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup pepitas
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried fruit

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain well. In a large bowl, combine oats, quinoa, wheat germ, pepitas, almonds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into a large rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until granola is golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
Stir in the dried fruit. Let cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Source: adapted from Barbara Bakes

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7 Responses to “Coconut Quinoa Granola”

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    Tina — February 19, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    I made this tonight (because I couldn’t wait!!) and it is AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 20, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    I could really go for some of that right now! It looks delicious! It will be a way to put my coconut oil to good use :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 20, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    I love having granola around to snack on and this one looks perfect!

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    ChgoJohn — February 20, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    This sure would make a great snack while watching a movie, far better than popcorn, that’s for sure.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — February 20, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    oooh, love the addition of quinoa! I don’t know why I never think to make granola, but I’m always craving it. This looks seriously delicious,!

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    Laura Dembowski — February 21, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    I am a recent quinoa addict and love the idea of using it as a crunchy addition to granola. Such a good and healthy idea!

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