Granola is not something I make often…because I can’t stop eating it! =) It’s addictive. And since I finally realized that quinoa is good as long as it doesn’t come from a hospital cafeteria, I’ve been finding lots of different ways to enjoy it! As much as I enjoyed the Chipotle Honey Lime Quinoa, I think I liked this granola even more. It’s not overly sweet, so it won’t send you crashing an hour later but it’s sweet enough – especially with the dried blueberries. I enjoyed it as an afternoon snack or on top of yogurt for breakfast. You don’t really taste the quinoa, but it does add some extra crunch to the granola – and some extra fiber and protein. All in all, a pretty healthy and tasty snack. Enjoy!
Honey Almond Quinoa Granola
1/3 cup honey
2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup dry quinoa
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp canola oil
1 cup sliced almonds
2/3-1 cup dried blueberries (or fruit of choice)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet with non-stick spray.
2. In bowl, combine honey, vanilla and oil and whisk until combined. Stir in oats, quinoa, salt, and almonds.
3. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and press until evenly compact. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until mixture is lightly golden brown. (You do not have to stir the granola, however if you don’t want “clumpy” granola you can stir half-way through baking time.) Remove from oven and cool. Break into desired pieces and stir in dried fruit.