Friday, April 30, 2010

Quinoa Granola

Home made granola is simply a mixture of rolled oats, nuts, seeds and spices, which are mixed along with oil or melted butter and honey or maple syrup and baked in oven until they turns golden brown..While my shopping to the organic shop, i found the popped quinoas and immediately i bought two packets of those popped quinoa for making out either muesli or to have them simply as breakfast with honey and milk..finally i prepared those popped quinoa as home made granola with rolled oats, seeds, dry fruits, cinnamon powder, salt and with honey,baked everything in oven until they turns golden brown....Healthy, delicious, prefect breakfast to enjoy without any guilt as i used honey to prepare this beautiful home made granola..Everyone at home had this homemade quinoa granola today for our breakfast and we loved it..Gonna prepare with few more variations and with maple syrup next time..


2cups Popped quinoa
1cup Rolled oats
1/4cup Almonds (chopped finely)
1/2cup Sunflower seeds & pumpking seeds
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
Salt
3tbsp Melted butter
1cup Honey
1/2cup Dry fruits (i used raisins, dates, cranberries )

Preheat the oven to 325F..line a baking sheet over a baking tray, mix the rolled oats, popped quinoa, nuts, seeds,dry fruits,cinnamon powder and salt...In an another bowl stir together the melted butter and honey, pour this mixture over the already mixed  mixture, mix well..make sure all the dry ingredients are well coated..Spread this mixture over the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25minutes until they turns golden brown..

This granola may be sticky once removed from the oven, but it will became crispy and dry once it gets cool..Break the large clumps of granola while the mixture is still warm, once the granola get completely cooled, store in an airtight container and serve as breakfast...

45 comments:

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

creative as uaual

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Breakfast..Looks Great ...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

creative quinoa recipes.. am eager to try dahi quinoa

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,,,neenga oru kutty dietician aah maarittu varenga,,,perfect quinoa granola dear healthy food.

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,,,neenga oru kutty dietician aah maarittu varenga,,,perfect quinoa granola dear healthy food.

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Although I don't eat much granola, I do like homemade granola very much. These are great for a crunchy breakfast.

RARA AVIS said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing, will definitely give it a try!

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

you should write a cookbook on quinoa. thats a healthy granola

J said... Reply To This Comment

thats very flavourful.. beautiful pic

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

They look splendid! Excellent breakfast choice!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I make it with oats regularly and can't stop eating whole day. :)Quinoa version makes it more healthier.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Healthy granola. awesome.

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,
seems to me like a lovely & healthy snack.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy..

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya, Looks like you are on the Quinoa roll.

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

They looks awesome and innovative idea dear..

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Hy Priya,

Looks superbda...Feel to have it for today's breakfast.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya...love the idea of quinoa in granola...healthy and yum :)

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a great snack too. loved your dahi quinoa as well.

shahana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tempting!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Gr8 job! Always kalakals... Wounderfull and healthy recipe.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & delicous..never made these but got to try..

தக்குடுபாண்டி said... Reply To This Comment

good breakfast!!!!

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good one..

3 hungry tummies said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this will save me a lot of money buying shop bought version!

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

very crunchy looking quinoa muesli. have heard a lot about this wonder seeds and having them for breakfast must be full of health.

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Looks crunchy and delicious!!

M D said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking granola. Mouth watering for sure!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

As usual ur post are very creative..good BF!!

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

This is quite nice... making granolas at home!

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

u are very creative. love this excellent breakfast.

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy quinoa granola.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious.

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

quinoa recipes are really interesting and you have changed priyas recipes blog into quinoa recipes blog...just kidding...excellent. keep rocking

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful and creative use of quinoa!

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Granola is an awesome idea Priya,I usually make quinoa pilaf :D

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sangi said... Reply To This Comment

loved this crunchy breakfast/snack!u r soooo creative!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Oh! I'll eat this with a bowl of milk and I'll slurp this up!

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

superb use of quinoa...i liked your dahi quinoa also...very very neat!!!

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa Granola -Did I hear it right? Priya, you always amaze me with your innovative ideas, Hope nature valley doesn't copy your recipe to make it a great selling snack! Lovely breakfast recipe and I think you can make them as crunchy bars for a great evening munch!

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely. I haven't seen popped quinoa around here, but I have read about popping them at home. I probably will try that. Thanks for the entry.

egglesscooking said... Reply To This Comment

That's a great idea Priya. I'm not sure if we get popped quinoa here. It would be great if I'm able to find it.

happy said... Reply To This Comment

Hi

can you please tell me what is pop quinoa - do you have to cook it or baked it ? Thanks

Mo said... Reply To This Comment

I've heard of popped quinoa once but then forgot about it... I'd love to try it someday! This looks great. :)