Coconut Pecan Quinoa Granola

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I’m a little bit obsessed with this granola.  It’s perfectly sweet and nutty, made with natural ingredients, and it’s packed with protein.  When I’m not just munching on it as a snack, I’m making these awesome yogurt parfaits {keep scrolling down}.

 I kept this recipe really simple, not a lot of mix-ins, but  you can totally get creative with it.  Some dried fruit would be great (cranberries would be my first pick!) but I left them out so I could sprinkle it in yogurt.  I don’t like dried fruit in yogurt…it has to be fresh. But that’s just me. 

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 Oh hello beautiful!  This is that parfait I was talking about.  Breakfast? Lunch? Dessert?  It’s totally justifiable any time of day.  

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And my favorite way to build it….

Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt —  Coconut Pecan Quinoa Granola — Sliced Banans — then Repeat!  Fill your cup/bowl/jar to the brim. 

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Coconut Pecan Quinoa Granola
healthy and packed with protein, this coconut pecan quinoa granola is perfect for breakfast, a snack, and sprinkled on top of your favorite yogurt!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  2. 1 cup rolled oats
  3. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  4. 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  6. 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  7. 4 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine quinoa, oats, pecans, coconut, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl whisk together coconut oil (melted), honey or agave nectar, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until evenly distributed. Spread on to a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil and bake for 20-30 minutes (or until golden), stirring once half way through.
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Comments

  1. says

    This looks amazing Kristy! I love all the things in it – and I don’t like dried fruit in mine either – so this is per fect! :)

  2. says

    Agreed-only fresh fruit with yogurt! This granola looks amazing – I love the unique combinations of flavors and textures. I like the simplicity as well … I haven’t made many granola and definitely not with quinoa but I am pinning this into my “to-do” board!

  3. says

    I LOVE homemade granola! And coconut, and blueberry Greek yogurt. I want all of it right now. Also, the pictures are goooorrrggeeooouuusss. The lighting is perfect, and I love the granola falling into the cracks in the wood. Soooo pretty!

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