Quinoa and Steel-Cut Oats Crunchy Granola

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)(Optional)
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder(Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste(Optional)
  • ⅓ cup honey(Optional)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 packets stevia powder
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Step 2

    Mix quinoa, steel-cut oats, almonds, cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flax seeds, cocoa powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

  • Step 3

    Combine honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and stevia in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted together, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  • Step 4

    Pour honey mixture over the quinoa mixture; mix well to combine. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before breaking into pieces, about 30 minutes.

  • Cook's Note:

    For every optional item used, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or honey or 1/2 of each in step 3.

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