I have been experimenting with making grain free granola and then just adding some quinoa to the mix because I was making a batch for a sweet client.
I AM JUST IN LOVE WITH HOW THIS WORKED OUT ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I AM THE KIND OF GIRL THAT NEEDS A CRUNCHY SNACK!
I adapted this recipe from Wellness Mama. OMG it turned out fricken’ amazing. I love this recipe because you can use this granola and make protein balls or just add this to coconut milk yogurt, kefir or even have a bowl of quinoa granola with warmed almond milk.
- 1/3 cup quinoa
- 2 cups coconut shredded coconut
- 1 cup of seeds (I prefer seeds as they are easier to digest)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- t tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup dried fruit ( I love goji berries or black currants)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt coconut oil, honey and maple syrup in a small saucepan until starting to bubble and simmer.
- In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, shredded coconut, seeds and additional ingredients.
- Pour honey/maple syrup/coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. The consistency will vary some depending on the honey, coconut chips, and coconut oil you use. If there is not enough of the honey mixture to lightly coat all of the ingredients, add slightly more melted coconut oil and honey in equal parts.
- Spread on a parchment paper lined baking dish.
- Bake for 15-20 until starting to brown.
Remove the granola and let it cool. I like to add the granola to mason jars for proper storage.
Why do I love this recipe?
I am the kind of girl that needs a crunch.
I always crave something sweet but I want it to be healthy.
I like to have options for myself and my client that can have grains or be paleo friendly (grain free).
I am a lover of versatile foods that can be cold or hot (yep, make this into a warm cereal or just a snack on the go).
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Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma, and a detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and the International School of Detoxification. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body and not inflame the body.
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