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Monday, April 7, 2014

Apple Spice Quinoa Granola

It's granola time again.  It was Daddy's birthday so I had to try out a new granola recipe on him.  This one has the quinoa in it again.  I like quinoa in the granola it gives it a nice nutty taste to it.
I know it looks like a lot of ingredients but it is worth it.
Start with 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
The recipe calls for 1 cup of almonds.  It suggested half sliced and half whole almonds.  So 1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup whole almonds
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (smells so good)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Stir it well.
Peel and chop one apple.
Add the apple to the oat mixture.
Toss well so the apples will be covered a little.
In another bowl add 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix well.
Pour over the oat mixture.
Stir so all the oats are well coated.
Spread out on two parchment lined cookie sheets.  Place in a preheated 325 oven.  Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Here it is fresh from the oven.  The bottom oven cooked it a little more so that pan is browner. Let cool on the pans for about 20 minutes.
Break apart and add about 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins.  Store in an airtight container.


Apple spice Quinoa Granola Recipe

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large apple peeled and diced
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cranberries or raisins






















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