The other day I came across this amazing recipe for healthy quinoa chocolate granola from iFoodReal. I tried it once and now I’m hooked! I’ve made the granola, with some modifications, three or four times since.
This granola is perfect as a snack on its own, with fruit and yogurt for breakfast or as a topping for overnight oats.
Ingredients needed for healthy granola
2 cups of old fashioned oats (I used gluten free oats from Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup of cocoa
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (choose vegan if on the low iodine diet and check with your doctor)
pinch of himalayan salt (don’t include if on the low iodine diet)
1 large egg (use two egg whites if on low iodine diet)
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Steps to make healthy granola
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lay out parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Combine the dry ingredients (oats, quinoa, cocoa, chia seeds, chocolate chips and salt) in a medium sized bowl. Omit salt if you are restricted by the low iodine diet.
In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients (egg, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla). Use two egg whites if following the low iodine diet.
Add the combined wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Once all of the ingredients are well combined, spread the mixture out on the baking sheet covered in parchment paper (no need to add additional oil).
Bake the healthy granola in the oven for half an hour. Once fully cooked through, take it out of the oven and let it cool for about half an hour and then break the granola into little chunks (and have a taste – it is delish!)