Did you guys know quinoa is a SEED?
I went to school for nutrition for 6 years and I somehow missed this little tidbit. Or maybe I learned it and then immediately forgot it? That’s even worse right?
For some reason I respect the little nuggets of goodness even more now. Probably due to the dislike everyone has for grains these days. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE grains still but I am not immune to their bad rep.
Even though I love ya, grains (I really do!), I have not been loving the starving feeling I get sometimes after having more traditional granola for breakfast. I usually keep my homemade granola not-too-super-sweet, but I also wanted something more substantial. (Another quinoa/oat fusion granola to try!)
It is basically bird seed, but in the best way. It is delicious, honey roasted bird seed like Big Bird used to eat on Sesame Street.
I like this best with milk (been on a coconut milk kick lately) and a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips (don’t judge me).
Let me leave you with a word of advice: do not eat this in the car unless you want to shop vac TINY seeds out of crevices for the next 40 years.