Who would like some guilt free Maca and Oats SKILLET granola? Crunchy clusters of oats, pistachios and puffed quinoa are tossed with a sticky mixture of almond butter, dates and coconut oil and a touch of honey. And THEN I hit it with some Maca powder (good for your skin, mood, energy, and libido). Heaven on earth people! I have already eaten way more than I should have. And I KNOW you have 10 minutes to make this…Don’t tell me you don’t!
1 1/4 c quick cooking oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF oats)
2 T chia seeds
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3T maca powder
2 T ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup puffed quinoa (may sub any puffed cereal)
1/2 cup pistachios shelled and roughly chopped (I used salted so I omitted the salt)
5 dates pitted
1/2 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
1/4 cup honey
1 T vanilla extract
4 T coconut oil
1/2 t salt (optional)
Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. In a small sauce pan combine the rest of the ingredients until combined and melted. Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until well incorporated. Then pour into a pan over low heat stirring every few minutes to ensure even browning. Once the mixture is lightly browned, pour onto a cookie sheet and let cool for at least an hour. The mixture should be crunchy and crumbly (if not, you may return to pan to cook for a few more minutes and let cool again). Serve over yogurt and berries, with milk, or just on its own!