Trail mix and granola a incredibly flexible meal options. You can use them in a wide variety of ways. Why not make them nutritious, as well. With this Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola, you’ve got a potassium rich breakfast, trail snack or topping for your favorite yogurt
Granolas and trail mixes are a great opportunity for those beginner chefs in your household. They require measuring a variety of ingredients and baking them in the oven. Your beginner chefs will love creating their own versions of granola. This Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola is a great place to start.
You’ll need a large mixing bowl to contain all the mixture. Start by combining all of your grains and nuts. Stir them thoroughly to make sure there are no clusters of one item. In a small bowl, combine all of your dressing ingredients. I like to use a mason jar and let the kids give it a good shake.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 225 degrees. You’ll want to bake the granola at a very low heat in order to dehydrate it out rather than toast or bake the ingredients. Spread your granola out in an even layer, across the pan. Bake in the oven for 70 – 90 minutes.
Once you remove the pan from the oven, allow it to cool thoroughly. Give it about 30 minutes or so. As the granola cools, the coating will solidify and create chunky granola. If you break it apart while it’s still warm, your granola will still taste amazing, but will be more crumbly.
Granolas aren’t just for breakfast anymore. We use them all the time for trail mixes and snacks. Their great in a bowl of yogurt with a few fresh or frozen berries. They also make great stoppings for pie.
Ancient Grains and Nuts GranolaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: Cereal, Trail MixDifficulty: Easy
Trail mix and granola a incredibly flexible meal options. You can use them in a wide variety of ways. Why not make them nutritious, as well. With this Ancient Grains and Nuts Granola, you’ve got a protein and nutrition packs breakfast, trail snack or topping for your favorite yogurt
1 1/2 cups Old-fashioned Oats
1 cup Buckwheat Groats
3/4 cup Uncooked Quinoa
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 cup Cashews
1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 cup Pepitas
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2 T Maple Syrup
3 T. Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ancient grains, nuts and seeds in a large mixing bowl.
- In a smaller bowl or container, combine your coating ingredients; salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, vegetable oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Pour over the grains, nuts and seeds and combine thoroughly. The chia seeds and quinoa may clump a bit, so make sure to brake apart any clumps.
- Pour the granola out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 70 – 90 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before braking the granola apart.
- Store in an airtight container.
10 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories395
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3.72g 19%
- Sodium 241mg 11%
- Potassium 422mg 13%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 8.8g 36%
- Sugars 9.48g
- Protein 12.47g 25%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.