Cinnamon Maple Granola


Okay okay okay, I think I have hit the jackpot with this recipe.

If you know me or have followed my blog for a bit, you know how much I love a good crunch! In all of my snacks/meals, I always have to include something that has this crunchy texture to it.

Therefore, granola is my favourite.  I love it on smoothie bowls, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, yogurts, etc.  The options are really endless.

I have just recently started being more aware of what is in the granola that I buy from the store and I have noticed that all the ones that are actually good for you are really expensive!  So of coarse, the super cheap accountant in me HAD to make a recipe that was a lot cheaper but still delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup of puffed millet
  • 1/2 cup of puffed quinoa
  • 2-3 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • dash of cinnamon (based on personal preference)
  • 2 tbsp of pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of brown rice syrup

Directions:

  • Combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup and rice syrup.  Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Pour half of the syrups evenly on the dry ingredients and then stir really well.  Then add the rest of the syrup and stir well again.
  • Pour evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 300 for 20 minutes.
  • Let sit for at least 1 hour (the longer the better since this is when the granola hardens).
  • Once the granola is hard, break into small pieces.

Note- you can easily add in some nuts or dried fruit to this recipe too!

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