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Quinoa Granola
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Contributed by: mdAdded: Nov 20, 2010 at 10:00 PM


I haven't been a fan of quinoa, until I tried it out as a replacement for oats in granola. This works for me!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 4 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or sliced almonds or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup rice bran (or oat bran)
  • 1/4 cup ground chia seed (or almond meal)
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds, without the shell (or unsalted sunflower seeds)
  • 3 Tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (or nutmeg or allspice)
  • 1/2 cup agave (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (or canola oil or coconut oil)
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries (or raisins)
  • 1/3 cup goji berries (or cranberries)
  • about 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, optional
How to make it:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients.
  2. Drizzle with agave and olive oil;
  3. toss to coat.
  4. Spread in a 15 inch by 10 inch by 1 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring twice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...1 B B A A A N B B
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Flax Seed (Linseed) Oil1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N B B N
Walnut (Black)1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cherry (all)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Cranberry Juice1 N B B B B B N N
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Bran2 ,3 N N B B B B N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal3 ,4 B N B B B N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Allspice1 N N A A A A N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 20, 2010 at 10:25 PM By: Lola