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Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

As I’ve mentioned here before, granola’s never really been my thing. That was, until I tried this maple nut quinoa granola recipe, and was instantly hooked on the light, crispy clusters. Gone are the days of tough, chewy oats. It’s a new granola day.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola finished

So my second attempt at this granola was a peanut butter one, which is right up my alley flavor-wise.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

I had picked up pepitas, and added some ground flaxseed and chia, plus some walnuts and almonds. The flavor was awesome, though the clumps weren’t quite as crispy since the peanut butter changed the texture.

peanut butter quinoa granola grains

peanut butter quinoa granola coconut pepitas

peanut butter quinoa granola almonds walnuts chia

Preheat the oven to 275 F. Line a baking pan (with sides) with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and spices.

peanut butter quinoa granola mixed up

Melt the peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey or maple syrup (I use maple syrup) in the microwave. You want it good and runny. Mix the liquids in with the dry ingredients until everything is evenly coated.

peanut butter quinoa granola pan

Spread the mixture out evenly on the parchment paper. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until it’s slightly crunchy and golden, and has formed clumps.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola done

Let the granola cool, then take hold of the corners of the parchment paper and gently bring them together. This will break up the granola into bite-size pieces. You can store in an airtight container for up to a couple weeks.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

  • 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa (I used 1/2 red, 1/2 white)
  • Handful of pepitas
  • Small handful each of chopped almonds & walnuts
  • Sprinkling of chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, ground flax
  • Cinnamon, vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup or honey

Preheat the oven to 275 F. Line a baking pan (with sides) with parchment paper.

Stir together all the dry ingredients and spices. Melt the peanut butter, coconut oil, and sweetener until runny enough to stir into the dry ingredients. Mix everything together until it’s evenly coated, then spread out evenly on the parchment paper.

 

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