Thursday, March 5, 2015

First and Foremost: QUINOA BUCKWHEAT POWER GRANOLA


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.