Coconut Quinoa Granola

“Let’s grow quinoa!” my mother enthusiastically stated last spring.  She has a greenhouse and can’t wait to get seeds sprouting once the chill of winter has passed.  I am usually up for attempting to grow about anything, gardening for me most of the time is either a huge disappointment or a happy mistake.  Growing quinoa was interesting… the story soon to be documented.  But first, let’s fast forward… it was a long journey but it produced something YUMMY!Coconut Quinoa Granola

Coconut Quinoa Granola

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw quinoa
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, optional
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped figs or raisins

Melt coconut oil with honey in the microwave or in a saucepan.  Stir in cinnamon and salt.  In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients except for coconut and dried fruit.  Spread granola mixture on a baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir in coconut and fruit.  Bake an additional 5 minutes or until coconut has browned slightly.  Remove from oven, let cool and store in an airtight container.

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