Wild Crunchy Granola

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Wild Crunchy Granola

Wild Crunchy Granola

Granola crujiente

Recipe Yield

6 to 7 cups

Cooking time

55 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.6 from 5 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans very coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup raw cashews very coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled, unsalted peanuts very coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup hulled, raw pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/3 cup white quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Oléico safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries optional to taste
  • Bittersweet chocolate chips optional to taste
  • Sweetened coconut flakes optional to taste

To Prepare

  • Set the baking rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, add the rolled oats, pecans, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, amaranth seeds, and quinoa along with the salt. Toss to combine. 
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey with the oil. Set over low heat and stir for a minute or so, until completely dissolved. 
  • Pour the honey and oil mixture over the nuts and seeds mixture and toss to coat. Spread over the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 55 minutes, stirring once in between.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. Scrape onto a bowl and add the dried sour cherries, chocolate chips and coconut flakes to taste. Store in a closed container with a tight lid.
  • Use the granola as a snack to munch on its own, on top of yogurt, ice cream, over fruit, or mixed with queso fresco or on top of fresh ricotta cheese.

Comments

36comments inWild Crunchy Granola

  1. Kathy

    Jun 28

    What are pepitos?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 28

      Pepitas are raw pumpkin seeds Kathy 😉

  2. Kristine López

    Jun 25

    Loved it!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 03

      Yay!

  3. Fadua

    Jun 15

    Hola Pati,
    Thank you for all your recipes! I love your tv shows, however I can’t see all new ones on-channel 3 in California.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 20

      Sorry to hear that Fadua, please check your local PBS and also Create 😉

  4. Anonymous

    Jun 05

    love Wild Crunchy Granola

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Me too!

  5. Sheryl Pelamati

    May 30

    I love granola! Your recipe is so good! It’s better than the store bought! Thanx Pati! 5 out of 5 stars!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 05

      Yay!!! Thanks so much Sheryl 😉

  6. Susan H.

    May 30

    Is the quinoa cooked or uncooked?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 09

      Everything is uncooked Susan, remember it still needs to go in the oven. Enjoy 😉

  7. Addie

    May 29

    Nutritional and Calorie count would be helpful with this delish-sounding snack.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 09

      Thanks for the suggestion Addie!

  8. Yolanda

    May 29

    I love all the ingredients. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I already have a lot of most of the ingredients in my pantry.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 09

      Enjoy it Yolanda 😉

  9. Bevy

    May 29

    are the amaranth and quinoa raw or cooked?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 06

      Raw Bevy, remember everything will go in the oven to bake at some point 🙂

  10. Glenda Mayer

    May 28

    Pati, eso se ve deli 🙂

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Si queda muy buena la verdad 🙂

  11. Marguerite

    May 28

    Hi Pati 🌻 I will give those two recipes a try, they sound very tasty😊 thank you so much for sharing! I love watching your cooking show🤗

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 12

      Thanks to you!

  12. Janice Vinci

    May 28

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I will have to substitute walnuts for the pecans, due to allergies. But it looks wonderful! Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      Hope you’ll love it Janice 😉

  13. Jamie

    May 28

    Does the Quinoa need to be rinsed first?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      I don’t rinse it Jamie 🙂

  14. Jay Bee

    May 28

    It would be nice if nutrition information accompanied the recipes

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      Thanks for the suggestion Jay!

  15. Doris. Texas

    May 28

    This sounds so good. I think I’ll have to try it!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 07

      Enjoy it Doris 🙂

  16. Cory

    May 28

    Will the quinoa taste bitter since it’s not rinsed?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      You can rinse it if you prefer Cory, just make sure to let it dry a bit before adding it to the mix 😉

  17. Rebecca

    May 24

    I make one a lot like this, but use coconut oil instead of safflower oil. Really good!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Yummy! Glad you love granola as much as I do Rebecca 🙂

  18. Fausto

    May 24

    Awesome! I love them.. thanks Pati.. Gracias por TU sason and they joy you do it with. .mucho exito! Huge fan

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Thanks so much Fausto, this is very kind of you. Un abrazo!

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