Maple Pecan Granola {Hemp Heart & Chia Seeds}

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A few years ago discovered quinoa crispy cereal.   Woah I know…exciting right?! It’s like rice crispy, only made from quiona.  1 ingredient: organic quinoa!  I love using it in homemade power bars and granola. Mix in chia seeds and hemp hearts for extra nutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein.

I added a little extra salt to bring out the maple
Salty + Sweet = Party in my mouth!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups old fashion rolled oats
1/2 cup quinoa crisps
1 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup nut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 t fresh ground salt (you can use less.  I just like the salty/sweet combo!)

Hemp heart and chia seeds to taste…

preheat 300
Line a sheet tray with parchment paper
combine, oats, pecans and salt
whisk oil and maple
pour over dry ingredients and mix well
spread oats evenly on baking tray
Bake 1 – 1.5 hours, stirring every 15 minutes

Mix in the seeds during the last 10 minutes.

Granola should be light brown and getting crispy
it will get crispier and hard as it cools…

I can’t have granola in my house…it’s like crack to me 🙂 so I make it and give it to friends in cute little jars.  Makes a good little gift with local yogurt and maple.

Serve with yogurt and sprinkled granola!.
Or I also like to simmer almond milk and pour over granola

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