The holidays are a great time to whip out some delicious, yet good-for-you treats to take with you to parties! We all know that indulgent and heavy foods are featured in holiday feasts galore, so it’s always a great idea to combat all those calories by bringing something delicious and nutritious. Your other party-going friends and family members — and the hosts! — will thank you.
Here’s a tasty recipe we love here at Visions for the Art of Hair:
Quinoa Pumpkin seed Granola
3/4 cup UNCOOKED quinoa, rinsed and well-drained
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp coarse salt
dried fruit, cut-up into small pieces
Preheat the oven at 350°F.
In large bowl, combine quinoa, seeds, and nuts.
In a small bowl, microwave the honey for 20 seconds on high
Mix the oil, cinnamon, and salt into the honey.
Combine the honey mixture into the seeds/nut mixture. DO NOT add fruit yet!
Spread on a rimmed cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 min, then stir. Bake for an additional 7-10 min, until lightly browned.
Keep on cookie sheet and add dried fruit. Mix.
Let cool on cookie sheet before serving.
Perfect to take with you to all the festivities this season! Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!