Most granola is gluten-fee, but oats, a typical ingredient, can be an area of concern as some are processed in facilities where products containing gluten are processed. The main ingredients in this granola: quinoa, chia seed and flaxseed, are sometimes safer bets. On top of being allergy-safe, this incredibly crunchy, protein-heavy granola is a lunch box champion. Not only is it a perfect snack to send along when you’re concerned about keeping the food at a safe temperature, it can be added to Greek yogurt with fresh fruit for an easy breakfast or lunch on the go.
Many granolas are packed with sugar and fat, but this lightly sweetened, high-protein variety is a treat you can enjoy without fear. Eat alone or with non-fat, plain yogurt and fresh fruit.
Servings: 4 (35 g )
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 Tbsp. whole flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp. chia seed
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- dash cardamom
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Spread on a non-stick baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes.