Steel Cut Oats Gravel Granola is chock full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy this easy to make healthy, gravel textured granola.
I ran out of Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola the other day. That’s a problem. Can’t have a day without granola. Not around here! My grand-daughter, Ellie and I live on it! I peered into my cupboards and found lots of this’ and thats. Perfect! That’s how this recipe came to life.
I absolutely LOVE using organic. quick cooking steel-cut oats for my granola base. I’m using Bob’s Red Mill(not a sponsored post). To me, they make the perfect consistency and texture for a granola. Chewy but not tough. Springy actually. They have a nuttier flavor than regular oats that I prefer!
This is my third granola recipe using steel-cut oats. Healthy Steel Cut Oats Granola, and my original Steel Cut Granola are also both excellent granola! If you like your steel-cut oats cooked, try Cooked steel-cut oats with Maple syrup. apples and pecans. That’s a scrumptious healthy breakfast too!
Chia is also a favorite granola ingredient. Lots of nutritional bang per calorie and a little seedy pop in the mix! Quinoa is new to my steel-cut oats granola. And I love it in there!! Quinoa is so healthy and toasts up just fine with this mix. Quinoa is so CRUNCHY! It adds just the right bit of crunch to the seed popping chia and chewy springy steel-cut oats. A satisfying foodie experience!
Steel Cut Oats Quinoa Gravel Granola Recipe is a tasty, crunchy granola that resembles a gravel driveway in texture. Loose and bumpy! It’s full of healthy oats, and seeds, like chia and quinoa. Walnuts and coconut oil offer healthy fats. Dried fruits and Medjool dates make healthy sweeteners.
The Dark Chocolate is just for fun. But full of antioxidants if you use the high quality 60 percent or more chocolate! Together these ingredients make a base for a powerfully healthy granola! This is a flavorful, slightly sweet, crunchy granola with a TON of uses! Lately, I’ve been feeding Ellie, the one year old, vanilla kefir in her breakfast bowls with this gravel granola and blueberries. She loves it!! Dave and I enjoy a dessert of canned peaches and Steel Cut Oats Quinoa Gravel Granola. A satisfying, tasty and healthy dessert!
Steel Cut Oats Quinoa Gravel Granola Recipe:
- This recipe yields about 30-2 Tablespoon(1/8 Cup) servings:
- Total recipe time prep 15 minutes
- bake time 40 minutes
- finish time 5 minutes
- Total Recipe time = 1 hour
This recipe uses molasses for sweetener. I highly encourage you to use it instead of brown sugar. Molasses is actually good for you and tastes great in this recipe. When blended with Pure maple syrup, as I did here, molasses is about as sweet as regular sugar and much healthier.
- Pour the Steel cut oats, quinoa and Chia seeds into a large bowl with plenty of stirring room. (I use my 16 quart stainless bowl for this)
- Melt the coconut oil and other liquids(except vanilla) together in a 4 cup glass measure in the microwave for one minute, or until the coconut oil is almost melted.
- Add vanilla, Stir it all together and pour it over the dry ingredients in the big mixing bowl.
- Spread evenly onto two greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Stir the granola and bake another 20 minutes. Stir it up again. It might still be a bit moist and steamy, but it should be starting to brown.
- Pour it back into your large bowl.
- Add in the dried fruits and stir.
- Add the chocolate and stir it throughout the still hot granola.DO NOT OVER STIR! You want the chips to make clumps. It will melt into the granola as it cools, forming little lumps of seed and oats encrusted chocolate clusters. Yum!
- Store in an airtight container and cool it down before eating to avoid a chocolate smeary mess on yourself or your kids!
Steel Cut Oats Gravel Granola is chock full of healthy nutrients.
- 5 Cups steel cut oats
- 1/2 Cup coconut shreds
- 1 Cup quinoa
- 1 Cup chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 Cups water
- 1/3 Cup molasses (or 1/2 Cup brown sugar)
- 1/2 Cup coconut oil
- 1/2 Cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 Cup raisins
- 1 Cup dried cranberries
- 1 Cup dried cherries
- 1/2 Cup medjool dates, chopped
- 1 Cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- Pour the oats, quinoa, chia seeds, cinnamon and walnuts into a large bowl
- Melt the coconut oil and other liquids (except vanilla) together in a microwave safe container for one minute, or until the coconut oil is almost melted
- Add in vanilla, stir it all together and spread onto two greased baking sheets
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Stir the granola around and bake another 20 minutes
- Stir it up again. It might still be a bit moist and steamy, but it should be starting to brown
- Pour it into your large bowl, adding in the dried fruits and stir
- Add the chocolate and stir it throughout the still hot granola. It will melt into the granola as it cools, forming little lumps of seed and oats encrusted chocolate clusters
- Once cooled completely, store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area
Amount Per Serving Calories 320Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 1mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 7gSugar 24gProtein 6g