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:

  1. creative quinoa recipes.. am eager to try dahi quinoa

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

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

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

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  5. Looks amazing, will definitely give it a try!

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

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  7. thats very flavourful.. beautiful pic

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  8. They look splendid! Excellent breakfast choice!

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

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  10. Priya,

    Healthy granola. awesome.

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

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

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  13. They looks awesome and innovative idea dear..

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  14. Hy Priya,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Awesome looking granola. Mouth watering for sure!

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

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

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  24. u are very creative. love this excellent breakfast.

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  25. Nice and healthy quinoa granola.

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

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  27. wonderful and creative use of quinoa!

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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.

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  36. Hi

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

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

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