Oat and Quinoa Granola

Oat and Quinoa Granola with #Stonyfield  HappyFitMama.comI love granola. I could eat it morning, noon and night. What I don’t love is buying it in the store. It’s expensive and I can never find just the right flavor I like.

So I make my own.

This Oat and Quinoa Granola has become my new favorite recipe. Toasting the quinoa gives a nice little pop with each bite. Including it also ups the protein content leaving you satisfied and full for hours.

Feel free to use this recipe as a base. I like to mix and match different flavors depending on my mood. Sometimes I’ll leave the nuts, seed and dried fruit out completely and add fresh blueberries or banana on top. Whatever floats your boat!

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Oat and Quinoa Granola
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups old fashioned oats (Gluten free if needed)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • ⅓ cup toasted quinoa (see directions)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Your choice of additional mix ins:
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as cranberries, cherries, blueberries
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped nuts such as cashews, almonds, walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or tin foil.
  2. In large bowl, add old fashion oats, steel cut oats, unsweetened coconut flakes, cinnamon, and salt. Toss and set aside.
  3. Place quinoa in a small fry pan and toast over medium heat, constantly stirring.
  4. When quinoa begins to "pop", it's toasted. Remove from heat and add to oat mixture. Stir well.
  5. While quinoa is toasting, add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla to a small saucepan. Heat it over medium heat till it boils. Remove from heat and pour over oat/quinoa mix.
  6. Toss to coat.
  7. Divide the granola between the two baking sheets. Bake for 40 minutes or until slightly brown.
  8. Stir every 10 minutes.

 

And what goes great with granola? Greek yogurt, of course.

Last week I received a much anticipated package from Stonyfield. As a Stonyfield YoGetter, I was getting a taste of the new Greek yogurt flavors, Black Cherry and Cafe Latte, in addition to the already delicious Blueberry, Strawberry and Superfruits.

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Stonyfield cares about everything that goes into their organic yogurt, milk, frozen yogurt and smoothies and everything that does NOT go into it. They say NO to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones and GMOs. Who wants that in their food anyway? With over 30 years of producing healthy organic food, they know their stuff. I’m more than happy to feed my family their products. Plus, it’s made locally in New Hampshire!

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We are a huge yogurt loving family. We each have our favorites. The kids prefer the fruit flavors or the plain with our own added fruit. Ron is a huge black cherry fan. And me – I love ’em all although I think the new Cafe Latte is like eating dessert. So full of caramel with a slight coffee taste. Almost like eating coffee ice cream.

So seriously, you gotta try this #StonyfieldGreek!

For more information about Stonyfield Greek follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

I was provided samples of Stonyfield yogurt as part of the YoGetter program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What’s your favorite ingredient in granola? 

Do you have a favorite yogurt flavor?

 

20 comments on “Oat and Quinoa Granola

  1. I love, love, love this combo too. I usually buy my granola of course, but I would be willing to try and make it since your recipe looks so easy, and I eat quinoa all the time anyway. Why not combine them?? I also just automatically reach for Chobani Greek yogurt but I do love the Stonyfield brand. Hmmmm.
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  2. I LOVE granola! I don’t eat it often but I really love it!!! My favorite flavors of yogurt are coconut and raspberry. Yummmm now I want to get some yogurt and put in some granola!!!

  3. Oh great idea! I had quinoa for breakfast for the first time yesterday and I absolutely LOVED it! It was really, really good!!! Adding granola to the mix could only make things better!

    I have not really seen Stonybrook around too much, but I would love to try them! Through checking out their website (and your post), they seem to be a really sustainable, genuine company…..and I have not settled on a favorite greek yogurt brand yet….so maybe I found my company! Greek yogurt is a HUGE part of my nutrition for my training. I use it a lot for recovery!

    So happy you are getting back to running 🙂
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