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Baked Banana & Quinoa Granola
This is one of the easiest and quickest granolas to rustle up on a Sunday to keep you going all week. It takes 5 minutes and there is minimal washing up as you can make this in the baking tray! Quinoa is a great source of protein (between 14%-18%), contains all eight essential amino acids, is low-fat, packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest. The bananas gives this granola its doughy and sweet texture, make sure they are nice and ripe. We’ve gone with walnuts and raisins here but you can substitute with your nut and fruit of preference.
250g Flaked Quinoa
A handful of walnuts
A handful of raisins
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
Preheat oven to 170°.
To your baking tray, add the quinoa, walnuts and raisins. Then in a bowl, mash the bananas, oil and honey together until you have a slightly lumpy mix. Add this to the tray and using your hands combine together until you end up with a crumbly, clumpy mixture. Make sure you have your granola mix evenly distributed on the tray, place in the oven for 25 minutes. Give the mixture a turn after 1o minutes to get it all nice and crunchy.
Serve with cold soya or coyo yoghurt and fresh berries. Keeps well in an airtight container for a week.