Easy quinoa, almond + oat granola.

There’s nothing I like better than starting my day with a bowl of berries, topped with greek yogurt and lashings of crunchy, nutty granola. So, inspired by a delicious breakfast pot I ate after enjoying some morning rooftop meditation at Google Campus, I recreated my own quinoa, oat and almond granola… and boy was it tasty.

It’s so simple, quick to make and you decide exactly what goes into it – you’ll never want to buy shop bought granola again!

Almond, quinoa and oat granola:

Ingredients:

  • 250g almonds
  • 160g quinoa
  • 30g oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon/ mixed spices
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 70ml agave or maple syrup

Equipment:

  • Large baking tray

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven on to 160°C. Roughly chop almonds.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Heat coconut oil and agave in a small saucepan, whisking frequently until well-emulsified. Add wet ingredients to dry mix and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Spread mix on a baking tray in an even layer and bake for around 20 minutes or just before the edges start to catch.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir. Bake for a further 5 – 10 minutes until the granola is a rich caramel colour and you can smell its fragrance fill the kitchen… delicious!!
  6. Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
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The finished product!

 

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Variations:

  • Add coconut flakes to the dry mix.
  • Add dried fruit or chocolate chips to the finished mix.
  • Play with quinoa/ oat ratio.

 

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