Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

So I had this great idea today to make chocolate peanut butter quinoa granola. It was a great way to incorporate a lot of great flavors into one dish. I was happy with the end result. This is a great way to add quinoa to your food. It is hard to go wrong when you put peanut butter and chocolate together.  

1/4 C honey
1 T cocoa
1/2 C natural peanut butter
2 T coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C toasted quinoa * optional
1 1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 C chopped cashews or nuts of your choice *optional
1/2 C dark chocolate chips * optional

1. In a small saucepan on low heat combine honey, cocoa, peanut butter, oil and vanilla. Stir and let just barely come to a boil. Take off the heat.
2. In a medium size bowl pour in the quinoa and oatmeal. Pour the warm chocolate mixture on top. Stir into the dry ingredients until all combined. 
3. Toss in the nuts and chips and eat without out cooking, or bake at 350 for about 15 min till it is crunchy. Enjoy!

Check out these delicious chocolate oatmeal bars.


  1. This sounds and looks delicious!

    1. Thank You! It is a fun twist on granola. You can go wrong with combo of chocolate and peanut butter.