Homemade Granola with Quinoa and Chia Seeds
We love homemade granola because we can keep tabs on what’s going in, and what isn’t! You won’t find any unwanted additives or preservatives in this recipe. We kept it sweet and simple, but you can easily add your favorite dried fruits, nuts and even chocolate if you like!
Not only is this homemade granola recipe easy to make, it’s cost effective! Store-bought granola can put a dent in your wallet, so if you have 10 minutes to prep—it’s totally worth it!
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Homemade Granola with Quinoa and Chia Seeds Recipe
- 3 cups oats, thick-cut or old-fashioned, uncooked
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together oats, quinoa, chia seeds, almonds, cinnamon and salt until evenly distributed. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together vanilla, oil and brown sugar until well combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients then stir until everything is well coated.
- Spread evenly over prepared baking sheet, pressing slightly so granola sticks together, forming clusters after they are baked.
- Bake for 40–50 minutes or until golden brown and completely dry, stirring occasionally for even browning. Remove from oven then cool completely on the pan. Break up any large chunks but leave smaller clusters intact. Transfer to an airtight container or zip-top bag and enjoy for up to a month.