A simple cupboard staple granola recipe with quinoa which adds both crunch and plant-based protein to your cereal. This might be my favourite granola recipe yet – it is simple and delicious. It makes the house smell amazing while cooking, I use the sandwiched sheet pan technique that makes for hands-off NO stirring during baking and creates golden crunchy clusters of granola. I find myself eating this on its own with my coffee – a sweet, healthy morning treat!
Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Vanilla Maple Protein-rich Granola
PREHEAT oven 300F 2 sheet pans + 2 pieces parchment paper to line
WHISK WET ingredients in a large bowl
ADD DRY ingredients to wet and stir really well to ensure all the grains are well coated.
SPREAD mixture evenly on 1 lined sheet pan. Place parchment paper on top of granola + other sheet pan creating a sandwich.
BAKE 20mins. TURN. Bake 20mins. REMOVE top sheet pan + parchment paper. BAKE 10mins.
REMOVE from oven and cool completely in the sheet pan.
STORE in glass jar or container with a lid.
COCONUT OIL – you can melt coconut oil in a stainless bowl in the preheating oven, the bowl will get hot!
NUTS roughly chop raw whole almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts.
ADDITIONS once cooked add chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruits, cacao nibs, freeze-dried fruit.