After scouring Pinterest for a new granola to make I was pretty excited to find this goodie including quinoa from Gimmie some oven! I love quinoa because its packed with protein which is awesome for the hubs and I since we workout 6 days a week. I only had to pick up the cranberries keeping the cost down and it was incredibly easy and fast! Make this up for the week and can store in a container for up to 2 weeks!
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
- 1 cup slivered or roughly-chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup shaved coconut (or 2/3 cup grated coconut)
- 6 oz. dried cherries or cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together oats, quinoa, almonds, honey, coconut oil, salt and cinnamon until combined. Spread the mixture out on a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring once halfway. Remove sheet and sprinkle the shaved coconut evenly over the top of the granola. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes (watch closely) until the coconut is toasted. Remove and let cool, then stir in dried fruit and toss to combine.
Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.