Vanilla, Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Granola
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • ¼ cup honey or agave nectar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbl. vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast oats, quinoa, coconut and almonds on a shallow baking sheet for 8-10 minutes until just barely beginning to lightly brown. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add dried cranberries and mixed nuts; toss to combine.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat, add in honey, maple syrup, vanilla, brown sugar and salt. Stirring constantly bring to a boil and whisk for one minute, then remove from heat. Carefully pour hot syrup over dry ingredients and stir until well coated.
  4. Spread onto a parchment lined shallow baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring midway through. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/vanilla-almond-cranberry-quinoa-granola/