Unlike the store bought varieties, this delicious homemade granola is packed with all wholesome ingredients and is loaded with plant based protein. This granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack.
I love homemade granola. I love it so much that I need to watch my portions because even though it’s healthy, too much of anything isn’t good for you.
You know how you can sit with a box or bag of something (think granola or chips or whatever) in front of the tv and all of a sudden you realize that you just finished the entire bag or box without even noticing? That is the most perfect example of mindless eating.
And we have all been guilty of that.
The worst part is when that granola or those chips are loaded with so many unnecessary calories and junk that you have just wasted your entire day’s calories in one sitting.
This granola is filled with all good, wholesome stuff.
Hemp seeds contains tons of protein, omega-fatty-acids, fiber and antioxidants. Both quinoa and hemp seeds are complete proteins, meaning that they contain all of the essential amino acids.
Let’s not forget the protein found naturally in the other seeds and nuts. And of course all of those extremely healthy, essential fatty acids.
I added gogi berries to this granola as well. Gogi berries are very bright in color and are packed with antioxidants.
They have a slightly tangy taste so if you aren’t a fan of them, substitute with other dried fruit but make sure they are unsweetened.
Many dried fruits are loaded with unnecessary added sugars. Go ahead and check your ingredient labels, some of them have up to 20 grams of sugar PER SERVING.
I always feel terrible for consumers that buy dried fruits thinking they are making a healthy choice when really they are eatings tons of unnecessary processed sugar.
I seriously can’t get enough of this granola. It’s not only packed with muscle-building protein, but it’s vegan and gluten-free too.
This granola is such a delicious snack, just be careful of your portion sizes. I like to create individual containers or even plastic baggies of this to ensure I watch my portions.
Or you can sit there and eat the whole damn tray in one sitting. Again, this is mindless eating at it’s finest.
I have bene there before and it doesn’t feel great. I am sure many of you can relate.
- 1/3 cup organic whole rolled oats
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa I used tricolor quinoa
- 2 T ground chia seeds
- 3/4 cup raw chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup raw chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup dried unsweetened gogi berries (or other unsweetened fruit of your choice or even mini chocolate chips)
- 1/3 chopped dates
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil melted
- Mix dry ingredients (first 3 ingredients), then add nuts, seeds and coconut. Mix all together really well adding in the cinnamon.
- Mix in maple syrup, melted coconut oil, then dried fruit. Make sure everything is mixed up and coated well.
- Spoon and press mixture onto baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Bake at 225 degrees for 60 minutes.
- Let cool after removing from oven then pull corners of wax paper together to crumble granola.
Serving Size 1/4 cup
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