LaDonna Jenkins shows us how to make this fall favorite.
Servings: 11 • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Calories: 120 • Fat: 4 g • Carbs: 20 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 3 g
• 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and pat dry with paper towel
• 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
• 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
• 1/4 cup chopped pecans
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries
• 1/4 cup real maple syrup (or honey)
• 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
• 1 tsp oil (coconut or canola)
• 1 tsp pumpkin spice (or more to taste)
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• pinch kosher salt
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325° F.
Spread oats and quinoa out on a parchment lined baking pan. Toast in the oven 10 minutes, stirring once.
Remove the oats from the oven, pour the toasted oats into a medium bowl and add the ground flaxseeds, pecans and dried fruit.
Reduce oven to 300° F.
In a second medium bowl, combine maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Pour over oats and stir together with a spatula. Spread back onto a baking sheet and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until golden.
Makes 3 2/3 cups.