Chocolate and Almond Granola

Several weeks ago Asiya, a fellow blogger-turned-friend, posted a recipe for homemade granola.  Granola was something I always bought at the grocery store, and it just seemed to be so intimidating to make at home.  Just a quick look at the ingredients in her recipe, and I was ready to give it a shot at home.  Although I made a few changes based on what I had on hand, the granola was phenomenal!  My parents tried it when they were visiting and were impressed by my skills (LOL!), so I made them a stash to take back.

The recipe is very versatile and ingredients can be easily substituted per desired preferences.  It keeps well in an airtight container, and is amazing at breakfast with milk 🙂




Chocolate and Almond Granola 

Yield:  4 Cups


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 300˚F and set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Combine oats, almonds, quinoa, and sugar and mix well.  Set aside.

Combine oil and honey in a saucepan over medium high heat and warm until the mixture has a runny consistency.  Pour oil/honey over oat mixture and mix well, making sure everything has been coated.

Transfer oats to the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring mixture

halfway through.  Cool completely before adding chocolate chips.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


5 responses

  1. Awesome!!! So glad everyone liked it! I have to try quinoa in granola next time I make some. In Bulk Barn I recently found puffed quinoa…I picked some up but don’t know what to do with it. I saw a recipe that put it in churwa (or how everyone else says it…chevda). I had no idea people said chevda until I got married…grew up with Hyderabadis and we call it churwa. When I got married I heard my husband say chevda and I was like “What????” LOL….

    • I’ve never heard of puffed quinoa! I just googled it and honestly it looks like it would be good in churwa. I’ve heard of people using rice krispies cereal in churwa, but I personally am not a big fan of it.
      LOL at your “chevra” story! I grew up calling it churwa, like you, and then my in-laws kept calling it “nimco” and I was like wth is nimco?! LOL!

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