Homemade Quinoa Granola {made virtually with my Sissy!}

Remember last week when I said things were finally getting back to normal? Yeah I believe I spoke prematurely…..here is what my already small kitchen looks like this weekend…. We had a leak under our dish machine, and well it made a good mess!


So this baker won’t be baking anytime soon. Once my kitchen and dining room are dry, the remodeling will begin. Today I have a fun post with my Sissy, then you will see a few guest posts from some wonderful bloggers who were so kind to come to my rescue!

I have shared many pictures of my Sissy’s daughter, now time to share someone very near and dear to my heart!


We are always told we look alike…..we both know that is sooooooo not true….but we are AWESOME!


Since I have a iPad for work, getting to do FaceTime with my family is pretty fantastic! Sissy wanted to make a specific granola treat, and wasn’t for sure what to add. I immediately thought about creating a recipe, and she could make it. Gosh isn’t technology great!!!! We seriously had some good laughs while baking virtually!


The wonderful thing about granola is you can make it to fit your taste buds. Sissy was obviously eating this treat, so we tailored it to what she enjoys. Oh have I mentioned she is a Chobani Greek Yogurt addict too? Yup we really are Sissys!


Homemade Quinoa Granola

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/4 cup whole raw almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pomegranate flavor craisins
1/2 cup honey
2 egg whites
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt


Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray, or grease with butter.

In medium bowl - mix together oats, quinoa, almonds, sunflower seeds, craisins, honey, egg whites, cinnamon, ground flax seed, salt, and vanilla extract.

Pour granola mixture in greased pan, spread out evenly, and bake for 20 minutes depending on oven.

Cool quinoa granola, and break up in pan, or cut into bars. Top quinoa granola with delicious Greek yogurt.



Depending on how you like your granola, if you want it a little more moist, add an additional 1/2 cup honey and 1 more egg white.




I hope you enjoy our version of this delicious granola. We loved adding in the uncooked quinoa for a fun addition, we both kinda LOVE quinoa!


What is your favorite way to make granola, do you add in any special ingredient?



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  • The Sissy!
  • I love honey granola, yum!
  • The Wimpy Vegetarian
    I love the idea of quinoa in granola! Does is soften when roasted? Or is it still crispy? Love this idea!
  • kitchenriffs
    Sorry to hear about your leak! Water can be so destructive. And if it keeps you from cooking and baking? A tragedy! ;-) Anyway, really fun post. Good recipe, and good to meet, virtually speaking, your sister!
  • The Squishy Monster
    how fun to have a virtual collab...very cool!
  • Jewels Phraner
    What a fun idea while your kitchen is out of commission! We had a water pipe burst in the apartment above ours on New Year's Day, and the work just finished last week. I'm so ecstatic to have my kitchen back, but I totally wish I had thought of this while my kitchen was still out of commission. Quinoa in granola bars sounds great too!
  • 1. You TOTALLY look alike! :D 2. Sorry about the leak :( Que pena! 3. Can you send me some of that granola?!?!? 4. HUGS!
  • Awww I love this post!!! I don't think you look alike, but you both are gorgeous!
  • Gorgeous ladies! I love homemade granola!
  • Hotly Spiced
    The granola looks lovely and I'm a fan of quinoa so I'd like to try this. But what a mess! I'm so sorry about your flood xx
  • Love homemade granola. Looks like a great way to get together (long distance) with your sister. Waiting to see the remodel!
  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    A leak- boo! At least you get a remodel out of it. We did our remodel in '09 and not having a kitchen stressed me out. I love that you made this virtually with your sister. Looks yummy!
  • [email protected]
    What a fabulous and fun idea! I can't wait to try this. And I'm sorry about the leak....boo! But thank you for sharing such a tempting granola recipe. I'm hungry for a bowl!
  • Meghan
    You guys are so cute!! Sorry about your kitchen leak - I can't believe we both had kitchen issues the same week! We need to drown our sorrows in some boozy baked goods :) This granola looks awesome, wish I had some to top my yogurt right now!!
  • Phooey! I'm sorry about your leak! I just spent the weekend cooking with one of my sisters...so much fun! You two created on amazing sounding granola! I love that you added quinoa...brava!
  • haha thats so fun! =D Maybe I should do that with my sis once and maybe we should start with something simple such as your healthy quinoa granola. So sorry for your kitchen, hope it gets solved for you soon. =I
  • Awww so cute to spend time with your sis :D Love your granola, it looks healthy and delish! Cheers CCU http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/
  • Nikki @ the Tolerant Vegan
    This is so cute!!! I've never virtually cooked with anyone. It's such a great idea!
  • Sanjeeta kk
    Such a beautiful happy family click, Terra! Love the granola recipe.
  • mjskit @ mjskitchen.com
    What a fun thing to do!!! I wish my sister had an iPad. We both love to cook, and when we do get to visit each other, we spend most of the time in the kitchen. Sounds like you and Sissy do the same thing. What a great and original granola! Uncooked quinoa - now that is interesting. I bet it added a not crunch and nutty flavor. I'll have to remember it next time I make granola. As far as my favorite ingredient, I love using maple syrup as the sweetener and then dried cranberries. YUM!