cacao and puffed quinoa granola

  • ¼ cup (25g) raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • 2 cups (280g) hazelnuts, roughly chopped 
  • 3½ cups (105g) puffed quinoa+ 
  • 1 cup (130g) slivered pistachios 
  • ¼ cup (45g) black chia seeds 
  • 1 cup (75g) shredded coconut
  •  milk and blueberries, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the cacao, maple syrup, vanilla and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk for 2–3 minutes or until warmed through and cacao has dissolved. Pour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the hazelnut, quinoa, pistachio and chia, mix well to coat and spread evenly over 2 large baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring halfway.
  3. Add the coconut, mix to combine and cook for a further 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Allow to cool. Serve with milk and blueberries. Makes 8 cups.

+ Puffed quinoa can be found in health food stores.

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