Super Granola with Cacao Nibs, Goji Berries & Quinoa

Cacao Nib, Goji Berry & Quinoa Superfood Granola

Cacao Nib, Goji Berry & Quinoa Superfood GranolaCacao Nib, Goji Berry & Quinoa Superfood Granola

The granola obsession continues… but this time, with a superfood twist! To me, making granola is an art, comprising of taste-testing and experimenting until you reach the perfect balance of sweetness, saltiness, crunchiness and everything else! This art is something I’ve come to understand through repeated midnight granola-baking sessions (excellent procrastination when you have an essay due the next day), resulting in all of these…

This new granola is jam-packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, from cacao nibs (good source of magnesium and iron) to goji berries (high in antioxidants) to fibre-rich puffed quinoa and jumbo oats! All these components make it a seriously satisfying way to start your day and provide you with all the fuel you need!

Cacao Nib, Goji Berry & Quinoa Superfood Granola

Superfood Granola with Cacao Nibs, Goji Berry & Quinoa

Makes 3 cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 and 1/4 cup jumbo oats
  • 1/2 cup puffed quinoa
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped in half
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup goji berries

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add the oats, quinoa, walnuts and salt.
  3. In a pan, melt the coconut oil over a low heat, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, agave nectar and cacao powder until smooth.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl and mix well stir until all ingredients are coated.
  5. Spread the granola mixture on the lined baking tray and pack together tightly. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and stir it to ensure even baking. Scatter over the cacao nibs, pack together again then return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes. 
  6. 5 minutes before the end, sprinkle over the goji berries and return to oven.
  7. Allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @elibrechernutrition – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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