Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

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Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola - Healthy and Gluten Free

One of the coolest things about being a food blogger is that sometimes I get boxes of goodies sent to me.  I mean we all love when the UPS guy delivers a package, but it’s even better when you didn’t have to pay for it.

Though any box gets me jumping for joy, I am always especially happy when one from Bob’s Red Mill comes.  I love Bob’s!  I’m constantly ordering products from their website and picking up even more from the grocery store.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola - Healthy and Gluten Free

I order Bob’s Gluten Free Rolled Oats literally by the case.  One of the reasons I love Bob’s, other than the crazy high quality of their products, is their customer service.  One case of oats I ordered was full of hulls.  One quick phone call later and they shipped a new case to me, though I still used the one with all the hulls – I couldn’t bear to throw it away.

I also love their quick oats, nut flours, corn flour, oat flour, chickpeas, carob powder, different kinds of coconut, and more. I need to buy stock in Bob’s Red Mill.  Wait, do they even have stock?

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola - Healthy and Gluten Free

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola - Healthy and Gluten Free

I also love their quinoa.  The new Tri-Color Quinoa was included in my box.  I barely had the box open before I headed to the kitchen to try this new quinoa!  One of the best things about Bob’s quinoa is that it comes pre-rinsed.  I love that I don’t have to go through that time consuming step.  The Tri-Color Quinoa is even better than the traditional because I found it to be a little sweeter.

While I have made plenty of quinoa salads loaded with avocado, onion, parsley, cilantro, and vinaigrette, my favorite way to use it is in granola.  Granola always gets my morning off to a great start, especially this Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola.  The quinoa and nuts give a lot of crunchy texture, while the creamy peanut butter adds flavor and makes sure there are more than enough clumps to fight over!  The peanut flavor isn’t super intense, so if you would like to amp it up, increase the peanut butter by ¼ cup or swap some of the nuts for peanuts.  This is a healthy and gluten free breakfast treat, so long as you use gluten free oats.  Just add some milk and a little fresh fruit and breakfast is served!

Disclaimer: I was provided with product samples by Bob’s Red Mill, but all opinions, as always, are mine.

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola - Healthy and Gluten Free

 

Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: About 12 Servings

Ingredients

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup almonds, unroasted, unsalted

½ cup hazelnuts, unsalted

1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

¾ cup quinoa

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ cup honey

¼ cup canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

½ cup creamy peanut butter

½ cup dried blueberries

½ cup dried currants

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut, quinoa, cinnamon, and ginger until fully combined.

Add honey, oil, vanilla, and peanut butter, and stir until fully combined and distributed. There should be no clumps of peanut butter. Spread mixture into an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown. If your oven runs hot, check it at 15 minutes.

Remove it from the oven and sprinkle with blueberries and currants. Do not stir the granola at any time – this will ensure it is extra clumpy. Cool completely on the pan. Once cool, break into clumps and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

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Comments

  1. You make granola look like dessert. This looks so incredible.

  2. Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola is kinda fun to say! Even more fun to eat, I’ll bet. This looks terrific — thanks.

  3. Genie says:

    I love the idea of peanut butter granola. I eat PB and J toast for breakfast or a snack all the time. Do the blueberries and currents make this tastes similar?

    • Laura says:

      I think some of the flavor notes are the same, but this is quite different than pbj toast. You might find you like it even better!

  4. This granola sounds wonderful. :)

  5. Joanne says:

    Yay yay yay for getting this deliciousness in the mail! And turning it into a super fun granola!

  6. OMG! This sounds so good! I am trying this recipe today! <3

    Diana
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  7. yayyy for Bob’s Red Mill! and tasty tasty pb granola (with quinoa!)!!

  8. Chrissy says:

    I cannot wait until the weather rises above 10 degrees so that I can make this!

  9. My husband eats granola with his yogurt every morning. He’d love this!

  10. miss messy says:

    I love making my own granola and this looks absolutely delicious! :)

  11. Deb says:

    I haven’t made granola with quinoa after seeing your splendid recipe I must try this! What a great way to begin the day!

  12. You really do make healthy granola look so indulgent. I can eat this in bowlful. I love Bob Red Mills products too. I gotta get them to send me free samples to experiment :)

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