Quinoa Puff Granola

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I feel like sometimes, the thing that bring you out of complete and utter hibernation, can actually be the simplest one.

Wether it’s just a scent that gets you inspired, the view of something so undoubtedly mouthwatering, or a comfort food you’ve admired for years.

For me, a self proclaimed Yogurt Girl (even before I took dairy out of my diet) it was the obsession of a cinnamon-ny crispy addition to it that I could not get my mind off.

Almonds. Pecans. Walnuts. All that jazz and more, just adds a small little crispiness that matches beautifully with your yogurt of choice.

I caramelize mine with some coconut oil and maple syrup, as I usually do, and add a splash of almond butter just in case.

The combination creates a crunchy combo that is undoubtedly something I’d look forward to binge on in the morning.

And yes, I know there’s probably a million recipes for granola out there. From complex to simple, cinnamon-y (my personal favorite, as you might guess), to fruity. Chocolates to vanilla-y, and so on and so on.

But for me, currently this is my go to favorite. The quinoa puff adds such a refreshing tastes and it genuinely hard to stop eating

So if you want to make you morning a little tastier, please try it. I promise you’ll be taken over by the granola train faster then you can say At Granola 🙂

  • 3/4 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 3/5 Cup Melted Coconut Oil (refined)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla paste/extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons Almond butter (I used Hazelnut flavoured, because that’s what I had on hand)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Cup Oats

I like to separate the dry and the wet. This means I melt the coconut oil (30 seconds in the Microwave are usually enough) and mix it with the rest for an even-ish mixture.

You’d want to add any seasoning to this mixture, as it’s going engulf your nutty granola mixture, so add the Cinnamon and salt here. Feel free to add anything else here. Wether it’s pumpkin spice, ginger or cardamom.

Cut the nuts ever so slightly, just to make sure it mixes a little better, and add it with everything else to the wet mixture.

Now you just need to layer it on a pan with parchment paper and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius (or until golden)

Make sure not to snack right away! I know it smells divine, but trust me, just wait!

It’ll take around 45-60 minutes to cool completely and then you can munch on it, or store it, however you’d like.

Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady