Last week I was trying to find something for breakfast on Pinterest, and cereal and granola recipes were really catching my eye. But when I checked the recipes I was so disappointed with the amount of sugar or the lack of protein in all of them. I still absolutely love the very high protein granola I’ve made twice now, but I was still looking for less sugar. Finally, I decided to make up my very own recipe for quinoa granola.
That’s right, this is my very first original recipe! I drew inspiration from the pumpkin granola I mentioned above and another quinoa granola recipe, but this is an entirely new creation. And it’s delicious, if I do say so myself.
I seriously debated adding the magic-vegan-protein that I used in the pumpkin granola but in the end decided to stick with just quinoa this time. (If you’re curious about the magic-vegan-protein-definitelynotproteinpowder-ingredient, you should definitely check that genius out here.)
I have been eating this all week and now I only have one day left and I am soooo sad. This is going to have to be repeated soon. I love granola and cereal but if you don’t make it yourself it’s an easy way to get a ridiculous amount of sugar and processed ingredients + no protein into your body real fast. And no protein = no energy = never full and always needing more food. And don’t get me started on the amount of sugar and processed foods in a normal diet.
This is definitely 150% better than store-bought granola. And let me assure you that it will keep you completely full well until lunch time. In fact, I’ve had to be reminded that it’s lunch time more than once over the past week because I wasn’t dying of hunger! It doesn’t get better than that.