Quinoa Granola & Fair Trade USA Giveaway

Food Fanatic

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 14
Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almonds
    Nuts
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined cane sugar
    Baking
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts, chopped
    Nuts;Health Foods
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 tablespoons ground flax seed
    Health Foods;Baking
  • 1 cup alter eco rainbow quinoa, uncooked
    Pasta and Rice;Health Foods
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
    Baking
  • 1 alter eco dark coconut toffee chocolate bar, chopped into small pieces
    Sweet Snacks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.Allow butter to cook for several minutes or until it becomes browned and takes on a nutty aroma. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Whisk Alter Eco Cane Sugar and cinnamon into the melted butter. Set aside.In a large bowl, place quinoa, cashews, almonds, salt and ground flax seeds.
  • Pour melted butter and sugar mixture over quinoa and nuts. Stir well to coat evenly.
  • Spread granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet in a thin, even layer.
  • Bake granola for about 30-35 minutes or until mixture is nice and toasted, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir in chopped coconut. Allow mixture to cool completely (at least 1 hour). Stir in chopped chocolate bar.Quinoa granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 1 week. This granola is a very finely textured (does not have large clumps) and is perfect for topping yogurt or serving with milk as you would cereal.Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 162.56  cal  (8.13%)
  • Fat: 10.0  g  (15.38%)
  • Saturated Fat: 5.05  g  (31.56%)
  • Carbohydrates: 16.15  g  (5.38%)
  • Sugar: 6.38  g  (7.09%)
  • Cholesterol: 8.62  mg  (2.87%)
  • Sodium: 64.98  mg  (2.83%)
  • Protein: 3.31  g  (6.63%)
  • Manganese: 0.61  mg  (30.31%)
  • Magnesium: 49.51  mg  (12.38%)
  • Phosphorus: 104.02  mg  (10.4%)
  • Copper: 0.2  mg  (9.92%)
  • Fiber: 2.19  g  (8.75%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.12  mg  (7.46%)
  • Folate: 26.71  µg  (6.68%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.09  mg  (6.3%)
  • Iron: 1.08  mg  (6.01%)
  • Zinc: 0.83  mg  (5.52%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1  mg  (5.2%)
  • Selenium: 3.47  µg  (4.96%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.07  mg  (4.27%)
  • Potassium: 146.45  mg  (4.18%)
  • Calcium: 21.35  mg  (2.13%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.21  mg  (2.08%)
  • Vitamin A: 101.9  IU  (2.04%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.4  mg  (1.99%)
  • Vitamin K: 1.2  µg  (1.14%)

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