sweet & crunchy maple cinnamon quinoa granola


Known to the Inca’s as the “mother of all grains,” quinoa(keen-wa) is higher in

Christina's Kitchen : Crunchy Sweet Maple Cinnamon Honey Quinoa Granola Cereal

calcium,
phosphorus,
magnesium,
potassium,
iron,
copper,
manganese,
and zinc

than wheat, barley, or corn. It supplies complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids, especially lysine which helps with tissue growth & repair.(read as: Perfect for vegetarians concerned about getting enough protein.)

Stovetop preparation(2 parts liquid to 1 part quinoa) yields a light, creamy, nutty grain similar to couscous. This granola on the other hand, has texture and crunch, perfect for sprinkling on oatmeal or your favorite cereal.

Christina's Kitchen : Crunchy Sweet Maple Cinnamon Honey Quinoa Granola Cereal

Sweet & Crunchy Maple Cinnamon Granola

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Mix everything together, spread out on your pan and bake 10-12 minutes. Mix frequently and don’t let them burn!

Christina's Kitchen : Crunchy Sweet Maple Cinnamon Honey Quinoa Granola Cereal

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