Obsessed with this homemade Maple Quinoa Granola! It’s so easy to make and soooo delicious! Also, it has the perfect level of crunch and sweetness and is made with oats, maple syrup, quinoa, chia seeds, coconut oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut sugar, almond butter, and cinnamon! Keep reading to find out 9 amazing ways to use granola!
9 Amazing Ways to Use Granola:
- Cereal: eat it as cereal itself or add it to another cereal that needs more crunch and flavor
- Toast: sprinkle it on some peanut butter toast (omg the crunch factor is to die for!)
- Smoothie: sprinkle some granola on top
- Yogurt: mix some granola in with your yogurt or a parfait
- Trail mix: toss the granola with some nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, etc for the perfect trail mix
- Bananas: roll bananas in nut butter then granola (this is my fav way!!)
- Cookies: add granola to your favorite cookie recipe for a little crunch factor
- Chocolate bark: use your granola to make chocolate bark
- Sweet potatoes: bake a sweet potato and load it up with yogurt, granola, almond butter, etc.
There’s something about homemade granola that just makes it sooo much better than store bought. It’s fresh AF and you can definitely taste the difference. The freshly baked flavor can’t be beat.
So how do you make super chunky, crunchy granola?
- Bake on a lower temperature (no higher than 325 degrees).
- Lightly press down on the granola mixture once it’s spread on your baking sheet before baking.
- DO NOT stir the granola while it’s in the oven or within about 45 minutes of taking it out of the oven.
- Add an egg white to your recipe; the proteins help the granola bind together.
If you love granola, you definitely need to try my coconut almond butter granola too!
Obsessed with this homemade Maple Quinoa Granola! It has the perfect level of crunch and sweetness and is made with oats, maple syrup, quinoa, chia seeds, coconut oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut sugar, almond butter, and cinnamon! So easy to make and soooo delicious!
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Chop almonds into small pieces.
- Microwave the coconut oil for 30 seconds or until melted.
- Combine the oil with remaining ingredients. Mix well.
- Grease a large baking sheet with coconut oil and spread the granola onto the pan.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the outside pieces start to brown and get crispy.
- Let cool for at least 45 minutes before stirring so clumps can form!
- Baking times may vary depending on your oven. Check the granola regularly and take it out when it starts to brown. To avoid burning, do not use the bottom shelf.
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