Healthy Snack: Quinoa Pumpkin Seed Granola

Hit It!® Fitness in Roselle and Oak Park, IL always encourages members to eat healthy snacks in between meals.  Granola is a perfect example of a snack that’s quick and easy for those on the go.  This granola is great alone or add almond milk and fresh berries to give it more texture and flavor.

3/4 cup UNCOOKED quinoa, rinsed and well drained

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup honey

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp coarse salt

Choose your favorite dried fruit cut up into small pieces

Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees

In large bowl combine quinoa, seeds and nuts.

In a small bowl microwave the honey for 20 seconds on high

Mix in the oil, cinnamon and salt into the honey.

Mix the honey mixture into the seeds/nut mixture DO NOT add fruit

Spread on cookie sheet with sides

Bake 10 min, stir and bake an additional 7-10 min, until lightly browned.

Keep on cookie sheet and add dried fruit, mix

Let cool on cookie sheet