The Best Granola I've Ever Eaten

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The other day I made this granola and could hardly wait for it to cool before I began snapping off pieces of it to taste.  The next morning I couldn't wait to try it with Greek yogurt for breakfast. It did not disappoint!  

The recipe calls for old fashioned oats, quinoa, and nuts.  So you get the healthy fats, protein, and lots of fiber.  It's so, so good!

This recipe and just about everything we've been cooking lately came from The Dude Diet.  My family is a huge fan, so much so that our oldest son requested his very own copy to cook for the guys in the house at college.  The caption on the cover of the book says it best, "clean-ish food for people who like to eat dirty".  It may not be totally clean, but everything we've made is delicious.  Many of the recipes serve two which is perfect for us.

Quinoa Crunch Granola

2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed drained
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/3 cup liquid extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, nuts, quinoa, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and maple syrup.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

Spread the oat mixture on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.  Use the bottom of a glass to gently press the mixture to pack it down.

Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Cool for 30 minutes before breaking into pieces.

  Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


  1. I love homemade granola. I have one I take on all of our group camping trips and it's always a hit. Similar to this recipe but I've never added quinoa. I will have to try it!

    1. I hope you like it as much as we do Mary!


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