You know what I love about summers? All the easy, refreshing food I get to eat. Simply cooked quick meals, cool healthy salads and loads of fresh fruits. Granola fits in beautifully in my scheme of summer eats…my day starts with it and its constantly by my side for snacking.
I’m a tad over enthusiastic about making different flavours and combinations. And so , when gifted with a big bag of local quinoa, I decided to make this super crunchy Almond Butter Quinoa Granola.
Dubbed a superfood, Quinoa is packed with protein,containing all nine essential amino acids. Its rich in iron, fiber ( twice as much as most other grains), magnesium, vitamin B2 and manganese. Its naturally gluten free and a wonderful option for people with gluten intolerance.
My homemade Cinnamon Maple Almond Butter added a lovely almond-y flavour to the granola along with a healthy dose of good fats. Its a really delicious, crrrrrunchy , chewy, nutty and nutritious breakfast and snacking option.
I cannot reiterate enough the importance of eating foods that are freshly prepared and without all the nasties. Making a batch of granola will take only 30-40 minutes of your time, but thats time well invested in your health and well being. So make some today and enjoy a “clean” break from the packaged stuff!
- Use gluten free oats to make this granola compliant to your gluten free diet.
- You can use peanut butter instead of almond butter, though the flavour profile will change.
- Feel free to substitute dried blueberries with any dried fruit of your choice.
- Almond butter is easily available online or in health food stores. For those of you who would like to make some at home yourselves, I’ll be posting the recipe real soon..Stay tuned!