Spiced quinoa granola

Hi everyone..


I have been trying to perfect this granola recipe for a little while now & I think I may have finally done it!! The combination of flavours go so well & I’ve added some baked apple pieces which provide extra fibre, but also add some natural sweetness. The granola is totally gluten, dairy and nut free so great for those with intolerance’s/allergies. The popped quinoa gives a great crunchy texture and provides essential protein, ideal for those who are looking for a post workout snack or breakfast & those who are looking for plant based sources of protein in their diet.

It can be served with almond milk to make it suitable for vegans & vegetarians or some Greek yogurt & berries to provide extra protein & vitamins. The choice is totally yours.

Makes: 3-4 servings

You will need:Β 

  • 1 cup oats (GF is required)
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup mixed seeds
  • One tbsp maple syrup
  • Two tbsp coconut oil
  • One tbsp nutmeg
  • One tbsp cinammon
  • 1/2 apple

To make:

  1. Place a tsp of oil in a small/ medium sized pan.
  2. Heat the oil for 1-2 mins.
  3. Rinse the quinoa with water.
  4. Place in the pan and heat for 5-10 mins. To make sure the quinoa doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, cover with a lid and shake frequently throughout heating.
  5. Cut half an apple into slices and then slice again into small pieces.
  6. Add oats, mixed seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon and apple pieces in a large bowl and mix.
  7. Once the quinoa is heated and ‘popped’ to a crisper texture, add to the bowl and mix with the other ingredients.
  8. Melt the coconut oil in the pan on medium heat until melted.
  9. Add to the bowl and mix.
  10. Add the maple syrup and mix further.
  11. Place the granola on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  12. Place in oven on medium heat 15-20 minutes.


Take out when golden and slightly crispy.





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