Crunchy Superfood Granola

Crunchy Superfood Granola

This superfood granola is loaded with plant-power and is easy to put together.
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
5 min 35 min 40 min 8

Ingredients


4 tbsp Ghee (or coconut oil for vegan version)
1/2 cup Maple syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla bean powder (mix with ghee for flavour)
2 1/2 cup Rolled oats, dry
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 cup Sliced almonds
1/2 cup Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Cacao nibs, raw, Sunfoods
1/2 cup Goji berries (optional)

Instructions


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

2. Heat a medium saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat. Add the ghee to the warm saucepan, and let it heat for 10-15 seconds (be sure to not let it burn). 

3. Next, stir in the maple syrup and vanilla bean powder (optional) and cook the maple syrup and ghee for about 30 seconds, until everything is combined. 


4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together oats, quinoa, toasted almonds, ground flaxseed, salt and cinnamon. Stir well to mix. Pour wet ghee mixture over dry oat mixture and stir until all dry mixture is evenly coated. Spread evenly and thinly on the large baking sheet.

 

5. Add the baking sheet to the hot oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Granola is ready when it becomes dry and turns golden brown. Be careful to not overcook, the granola can go from done to overdone very fast. 

6. Remove the granola from oven and let cool. Once cooled, add the granola to a medium mixing bowl and mix to combine cacao nibs, goji berries and any other toppings you desire. Store in jars for snacking or serve with yogurt, almond milk or applesauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 512
Calories from fat 231
Calories from saturated fat 84
Total Fat 25.7 g
Saturated Fat 9.4 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6 g
Cholesterol 15.5 mg
Sodium 163 mg
Potassium 420 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 12.0 g
Sugars 13.3 g
Protein 13.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 14.8
Grain 1.9
Meat Alternative 0.6

Energy sources


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Notes:

Quick Tips:

For grain-free recipe, replace oats and quinoa with chopped nuts and seeds.

Use coconut oil instead of ghee for dairy-free vegan version.

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