Quinoa flakes replace traditional oats in this crispy quinoa granola full of sweet maple and warming cinnamon. Tastes amazing on yogurt, a smoothie bowl, on top of fruit or all on it’s own!
The past couple of days in Indy have been sunny, not too humid and WONDERFUL! I am so thankful that my time off before I begin my internship is like this because that means I am spending TONS of time walking the dogs, playing with them in the backyard and just being outside :) I love it.
When it’s raining, it’s really hard for me to spend time outside. I’ve tried bundling in rain gear and trudging through, but even the DOGS act like they don’t want to be outside. So, instead of being outside I create recipes…and this Crispy Quinoa Granola is the fruit of a day of rainy recipe testing.
Brian eats the same thing for breakfast most week day mornings. An egg muffin sandwich (we make a TON ahead of time then freeze and reheat when ready to use), plain Greek yogurt topped with melted frozen berries and granola. I thought this Crispy Quinoa Granola would be the perfect addition to his morning breakfast routine!
I was right…he loves the crisp texture and maple cinnamon flavor of this dish.
It’s also really simple to make, which I love because that means I can make it on days even when it’s not rainy and I have a little less time than I do now 😉
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So jealous you’re getting to spend so much time outside! Enjoy it to the max! Glad you are enjoying your time off.
I am making sure to take full advantage while I can 🙂
LOVE how low sugar this granola is! It’d be delicious with some thick Icelandic-style yogurt 😉
It would be PERFECT with thick Icelandic-style yogurt!! Great idea!
This looks so crumbly and delicious! It looks like it could also make a really great crust for a cheesecake 😛
Such a great idea…and I love cheesecake!
What a great alternative to traditional granola, especially if you’re a quinoa fan – which I am!
Thanks, Mona!! Yay for quinoa! 🙂