GRANOLA POWER: First and Foremost
I know... crappy weird picture with indescribably dirty granola container. I know. Frankly in person it just doesn't look that dirty. Mea Culpa.
Anyhoo, the granola is delicious and super good for you. But I've been making a lot of granola lately, So this is only the beginning. I need to get back on the blogging horse, and this sub-par picture is what I had today in the middle of endless snow pant donning, writing assignment and trying to meditate once and for all.
QUINOA BUCKWHEAT POWER GRANOLA
- 3 cups quinoa flakes
- 1 cup buckwheat groats
- 2 tbsp each ground flax, chia seeds and sesame seeds (optional)
- 1/2 cup each pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, chopped almonds and chopped hazelnuts (or any combination of what you have on hand)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the oil, honey and vanilla together. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the flakes and groats are well coated. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking tray. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
If you’d like to add dried fruit, you can do so at the end. I chose to add 1 cup of coconut flakes at the end. I love the crisp white curls in this otherwise monochromatic granola.