I love granola. Crunchy, slightly sweet and full of yummy ingredients… I happily eat it with milk, yogurt or by the handful. But, most store-bought granola cereals contain tree nuts, a no-no in our nut-free home.
Since this month’s Recipe ReDux theme is all about a favorite pantry staple I now make from scratch, I decided to share my Trail Mix Quinoa Granola with you.
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While I still buy granola once in a while (Cascadian Farms Oats & Honey Granola is the one brand I feel safe buying for my nut-allergic daughter), I much prefer the taste of fresh, not-so-sweet granola that’s filled with my favorite goodies, like seeds, coconut and dried fruit. Plus, the quinoa flakes make this granola a protein-packed way to start the day (or keep you going at lunchtime). This pantry staple also makes a great treat when mixed with dark chocolate chips or as a topping for baked fruit.