• Tori Elyssa Kok

Granola with Puffed Quinoa & Tahini

We are all baking a bit more these days. Although this is a great time to experiment, there are a few staple bakes in my household that always return! Granola is one of them.

Granola is such a great breakfast dish. You can pair it with anything you wish! I used to eat mine exclusively with yogurt, and I used to think it's weird having it with milk. Somehow, in my world, muesli is eaten with milk, and granola with yogurt. But why not try something completely different? A few years ago the smoothie bowl became very popular, and every summer it returns as my go-to breakfast, topped with homemade granola. I already shared some of my favourite smoothie bowls in my Vegan Smoothie Bowls post.

This time I paired my granola with a super simple mango & banana smoothie bowl. The recipe is very similar to the mango & fennel bowl in my previous post. Just blend 1 ripe banana, a handful of frozen mango chunks, and 200 ml of unsweetened almond milk. That's it. But this post is actually about the granola!

Granola with Puffed Quinoa & Tahini

  • 250 grams whole rolled oats

  • 100 grams chopped pecans

  • 100 grams whole almonds

  • 50 grams sunflower seeds

  • 50 grams pumpkin seeds

  • 30 grams puffed quinoa

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 60 grams soft brown sugar

  • 30 ml sunflower oil

  • 60 grams tahini

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C.

  2. Mix the tahini with the sunflower oil and the brown sugar.*

  3. Mix all the other (dry) ingredients in a big bowl.

  4. Add the wet tahini/sugar mix to the granola and stir well to combine.

  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread out the granola evenly.

  6. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir everything, and bake for another 15 minutes.

  7. The granola is done when it has a nice golden colour and your house smells delicious.

*You can also double the amount of the tahini and sugar and oil, in case you like your granola sweeter and stickier. I prefer a loose kind that is not too sweet though. But the world is your oyster!

Then serve on a delicious smoothie bowl and enjoy!

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