This high protein quinoa granola is gluten free, and is a perfectly great tasty way to start your day. I love my version that uses oats, so in future I am going to combine the two by using the spices and the flaked coconut.
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For those of you who have been hanging around with me here for the past decade, you will know I like schedules. We have such regular deliveries from one supplier that I don’t need to carry too much stock. But at the end of October, something went haywire. Instead of the order I placed on the Friday leaving them the same day, and arriving at us on the Monday, it was held back. The same happened with our Monday and Tuesday orders. Eventually, everything left on the Wednesday, meaning our Friday was chaotic. And it got even worse on the Monday. All the goods we had not delivered the previous week had to be sent out. One particular lot was for a customer that was on a deadline. I had given one staff member leave thinking the other would be in the office.
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But, with him on the road, I was all alone. And we were super busy. We had more Monday orders than we normally receive, and we had a delivery coming from Johannesburg that we needed before I could pull all the orders. And that arrived half an hour before we close for the day. Our supplier was also so far behind that the entire week was a mess, with orders not leaving when expected. And once again, everything arriving on a Friday. The day we close early as nothing happens here after 12pm. After 2 weeks of chaos they finally got back on track. Which meant that we could get back to our normal schedule. And as that happened, we were so quiet it did not matter either way! Do you deal with suppliers in your line of work?
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- 100 g raw cashews, roughly chopped
- 100 g walnuts, roughly chopped
- 100 g blanched almonds, cut into slivers *
- 100 g quinoa, white, or mixed red and white
- 100 g sunflower seeds
- 40 g coconut oil
- 10 mls ground cinnamon
- 10 mls ground ginger
- 2.5 mls ground nutmeg
- 100 g dried cranberries
- 100 g coconut flakes, lightly toasted **
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Place the cashews, walnuts, almond, quinoa and sunflower seeds into a bowl and toss to mix
- Place the coconut oil into a large frying pan and melt over a medium temperature
- Add the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and cook until fragrant
- Remove from the heat then add the quinoa mixture and toss to coat
- Place onto a lined baking tray and place into the oven for 15 minutes ***
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely
- Add the cranberries and coconut flakes and stir to combine
- Place into an airtight container and use within a month
** you can go darker on the toasting if you prefer
*** or for 10 minutes if you prefer the gramola to be less toasted
View the previous posts on December 22:
- 2021: Low-Carb Express
- 2019: The Last Widow
- 2017: Quick Beer Bread
- 2014: Welsh Rarebit
- 2013: The Husband’s Secret
This will be my last post until after Christmas. If you are celebrating, may it be with love in your heart and home!
14 thoughts on “Quinoa Granola”
This looks delicious Tandy. A perfect start to the day. It would be frustrating if your business depends on deliveries.
In our industry it is all about deliveries, both making them and getting them 🙂
Never thought of making Granola with Quinoa – great idea!
Hope you try it Sheree 🙂
So you don’t cook the quinoa first? Interesting. Great ingredients!
I also found that interesting, and the reason I would not make this again 🙂
*smile* I seem to eat Asian most lunch- and dinnertimes and revert to Scandinavian open sandwiches piled up with eel and anchovies and other swimming creatures for breakfast . . . so only sometimes reach for granola or other such offerings . . . but love each and every ingredient which you have used and your spicing . . . only one way to try and assuredly like – so this is one of my self-set tasks over the Yule period . . . shall report back . . .
Your breakfasts sound interesting. I love anchovies and am ambivalent about eel 🙂 Looking forward to your feedback xx
Am not a morning person and the open sandwiches go back to early childhood . . . . reach for anything half-way decent in the fridge and pile it upon cottage cheese upon a ‘strong’ bread or . . . 🙂 ! OK – salmon and tuna are also there ! . . . the anchovies usually come pretty highly spiced in a glass jar, the eel can be smoked or spicy poached and the salmon is also in more than one form. Smoked eel is awfully tasty . . . ask Ron Smith in Sweden . . . he would barbecue and smoke and be an expert by now 🙂 !
I will ask Mark to bring some eel with him when they come and visit next year 🙂
No , I never dealt with suppliers but it sounds very hectic and stressful. Your quinoa gluten free granola looks wonderful. Thanks fo rsharin git.
I hope you try it Judee 🙂
HI Tandy, that sounds awful, I hate disorganisation too which is why I sometimes get so stressed in my job. Other people do not do what they should do, when they should do. Thanks for this recipe. It looks good.
You and I are two peas in a pod!