Someone asked me the other day how I feel about carbs. I think they were expecting me to bash on carbs like everyone else and their mother have been doing lately in the media (shout out to the keto craze). But guest what??
I don’t hate carbs!
I actually really like carbs- not only cause they taste freakin delicious, but because some carbs are chalk full of nutrients. Take this toasted quinoa maple granola for instance- it has carbs in the form of the quinoa, the maple syrup and the old fashioned oats. But those carbs have vitamins and minerals and a bit of protein wrapped up in them as well.
The other nutrient this recipe has are healthy fats in the form of chia seeds, pecans and walnuts. When you pair fats and carbs together, it slows down the release of the carbs in your body to keep you from having that energy spike and fall that you experience when you have a simple carb all by itself.
And to get super nutrition nerdy on you, this also has omega-3’s in the walnuts and the chia seeds. Bang bang bang! Betcha didn’t know you would get a nutrition lesson when you are just trying to find a dang recipe on granola!
Recently I have been loving yogurt parfaits with greek yogurt, granola and berries or a banana. I won’t be surprised if this granola is gone by the end of the week!
Have you ever made your own granola?? I would love to hear what you think after trying this recipe! Thanks for reading, friends!
For another granola-y recipe click here!
If you have any ideas or requests on what I should make next, leave them in the comments below 🙂