Monday, March 4, 2013

Coconut Quinoa Granola

I'm always on the lookout for a new granola recipe in order to jazz up my morning yogurt. And I find that it's the perfect kitchen project on a lazy Sunday when I'm trying to get other chores done around the apartment. It comes together so quickly, and soon enough, my place is filled with the enticing smells of spices and nuts.

Coconut Quinoa Granola

My latest muse this past Sunday was this fantastic Coconut Quinoa Granola. Along with the old-fashioned rolled oats, raw quinoa and wheat germ were added to the mixture. The quinoa added some incredible nutty flavours to the granola, as well as a super crunchy texture.

I've made another version of granola using quinoa, but with this version, the coconut flavour really stood out. I also opted to use slivered rather than whole almonds, which allowed to them to get really toasty in the oven and make them taste super delicious.

Coconut Quinoa Granola

I served my granola with thick, creamy Greek yogurt, roasted rhubarb compote, and a little drizzle of honey. Sunshine in a bowl! The granola is equally delicious on its own and makes for a fantastic healthy snack—I had to quickly put mine away once it was cooled to avoid grabbing a handful of it every time I "walked by" the kitchen.

Find the recipe for Coconut Quinoa Granola over at Sweet Pea's Kitchen.


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