Whenever I go to a farmers market, artisan granola is one of my favorite things to buy. It’s one of those multi-faceted snacks that you can easily use for a snack, a dessert, a topping for Greek yogurt/ice cream, or a replacement for cereal with milk.
Usually the types of granola that I buy have lots of almonds and either cranberries or blueberries in them. But I found that this seemingly healthy topping can sometimes be seriously high in fat and sugar, so naturally, the step was to make it myself at home to see if I could ‘healthify’ it by controlling the ingredients. Here’s my favorite healthy version – I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
Ingredients: Rolled oats – ¾ cup Organic Quinoa (raw) – 2 Tbs or 1/8 cup
Ground Flax – 2 Tbs or 1/8 cup
Canola oil – 2 tsp
Sea Salt — pinch
Vanilla extract – ¼ tsp
- Pre heat the oven to 300 F.
- Add all the dry ingredients in 1 bowl. Mix really well.
- Add all oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract to this mix. Again, mix really well.
- Layer a shallow baking tray with parchment paper.
- Spread the mix on it.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Then take out the tray and stir the mix gently.
- If you want big clusters then don’t mix too much.
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes depending upon your oven. Make sure it doesn’t get too brown or burnt.
- When ready, take it out and cool it. Store in refrigerator.
- Enjoy as a snack, dessert, on yogurt, on ice cream or with milk!
Serving Size: ¼ cup
Total Servings: 7
Per Serving: 103 cal, Fat 4 gm, Sat fat 0.3 gm, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbs 15 gm, Fiber 2.1 gm, sugar 6 gm, Protein 2.5 gm, Iron 3.3%