For breakfast with yoghurt or milk, as a small snack on the go or as topping for your ice cream: Granola simply is the muesli for connoisseurs. A bit sweet, but definitely delicious and crispy. You can customize it to your liking or throw in what your pantry would like to get rid of.
All the ingredients that transform your granola into a delicious and nutty snack and provide you with energy for a long time are combined in this light sesame quinoa granola. Feel powerful and recharged with this wholesome and crunchy recipe! 

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Sesame Quinoa Granola_ granola in a glas jar with golden lid

Preparation

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BaKING

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Cool Down

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Level

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Facts:

Yield: about 500g (5-6 cups)

Total Time: 55 minutes

Nutrition facts (per 100g):

Calories: 237kcal

Carbohydrates: 20g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 14g

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Glass Jar or Storage Container

Ingredients

  • 125g (3 ¼ cups) Puffed Quinoa 
  • 140g (1 cup) Chopped Almonds 
  • 80g (2/3 cup) Chopped Cashews
  • 75g (½ cup) Flax Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Black Sesame
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 165g (½ cup) Maple Syrup, Honey or Rice Syrup 
  • 4 tbsp melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 3 tbsp Sesame Paste

Instructions

1

Preheat your oven to 150°C (300°F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2

Toss the quinoa, oats, almonds, cashews, flax seeds, black sesame and salt in a large bowl and stir equally.

3

Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla and stir to combine. Make sure all of the ingredients are moistened.

4

Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola is golden brown (It could also take a bit longer, which depends on your oven).

5

Allow the granola to cool completely – the air will help the granola to obtain a crunchy texture.

Notes

  1. Nuts: I used chopped almonds and cashews. But you can also go for a mix of whole and sliced almonds as well as whole and sliced cashews. You can use both or either, whatever you like. Try adding a pinch of ground nutmeg for extra an extra nutty flavour!

  2. Make-Ahead Instructions: Granola is the perfect recipe to make ahead because it stays fresh for so long. Store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 weeks. Even better than containers are glass jars – they are not just airtight but also really beautiful. Besides storing your granola, you can use them to decorate your kitchen or to give away your homemade granola as a gift. 

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Light Sesame Quinoa Granola

All the ingredients that transform your granola into a delicious nutty snack and provide you with energy for a long time are combined in this light sesame quinoa granola. Feel powerful and recharged with this wholesome and crunchy recipe! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cool Down Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine German
Servings 500 g
Calories 237 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Glass Jar or Storage Container

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g (3¼ cups) Puffed Quinoa
  • 140 g (1 cup) Chopped Almonds
  • 80 g (⅔ cup) Chopped Cashews
  • 75 g (½ cup) Flax Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Black Sesame
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 165 g (½ cup) Maple Syrup, Honey or Rice Syrup
  • 4 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Paste (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 150°C (300°F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Toss the quinoa, oats, almonds, cashews, flax seeds, black sesame and salt in a large bowl and stir equally.
  • Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla and stir to combine. Make sure all of the ingredients are moistened.
  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola is golden brown (It could also take a bit longer, which depends on your oven). 
  • Allow the granola to cool completely – the air will help the granola to obtain a crunchy texture.

Notes

  1. Nuts: 
    I used a mix of whole and sliced almonds. You can use both or either, whatever you like.
  2. Make-Ahead Instructions: 
    Granola is the perfect recipe to make ahead because it stays fresh for so long. Store this in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 weeks. Even better than containers are glass jars – they are not just airtight but also really beautiful. Besides storing your granola, you can use them to decorate your kitchen or to give away your homemade granola as a gift.
Keyword Granola, Healty Snack, Smoothie Bowl, Sweet Lunch

Did you make this light sesame quinoa granola? Let me know in the comments how you liked it!

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