Crunchy pumpkin quinoa cereal

Skip the boxed cereal and make your own!  This is a recipe that I created for Bliss but it’s just too good not to share it with you all.  This is granola with a twist, it substitutes quinoa for the traditional oats for a super crunchy high protein breakfast to start your day the right way.

If you’ve never cooked with quinoa it is actually a seed and related to the beet and chard family not a true grain.  It is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids and has 6 grams of dietary fiber per serving.  Besides lending a lovely spicy note, pumpkin is a great substitute for some of the fat called for in most recipes.  If you want a more traditional granola substitute 2 cups of oats for 2 cups of the quinoa and feel free to add raisins, cranberries or a different nut to the mix once it has cooled.  Click the link below for the full post and recipe.  Enjoy!

Crunchy pumpkin quinoa cereal

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