Easy Creamy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake
Oh you guys.
Look what I did.
I made a snacky, breakfasty, healthy item without one ounce of chocolate.
It’s a gosh darn miracle.
But I just kind of felt like with the giant triple layer buckeye cake that happened on Friday maybe it was time for something a little lighter. Something sweet, but still considered a health food.
Something like granola.
Granola with brown butter.
Oh yes, more brown butter. I seriously cannot get enough. For some reason it screams fall to me and geez, if I am being honest here I have been trying to find reasons to brow butter at least once a day just to have the smell in my kitchen. I love the smell of brown butter!
Let’s move on to the the pumpkin seeds.
Oh fudge, I love those too!
But these pumpkin seeds are a little different. They are actually pepitas, shelled pumpkin seeds. They are the perfect thing to throw into granola.
I love good old-fashioned pumpkin seeds all roasted up with some salt and pepper, but for this granola I wanted the pepitas. I love their texture and just like regular pumpkin seeds, they are KILLER all roasted up.
Oh and there is no work involved with these pumpkin seeds. Just cut the bag open and pour.
Next comes the espresso.
I love espresso flavored treats and with the warm cinnamon and sweet maple it pairs so well.
Here is the thing about granola.
I like it, but I prefer it to be super crunch and super chunky. I love being able to grab big chunks.
Enter the big clusters.
They are the best. You are gonna love them.
Plain, in yogurt, with cold milk (my favorite) or just by the handful.
It is kind of the perfect snack to break into fall.
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So many clusters!
This was great – really enjoyed the hint of espresso. I held off on coconut (personal preference about coconut!) but added some extra oatmeal to make up for it. Thanks!
Perfect! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! xx
Hi Tiegan. I made this granola yesterday. And my husband had it for breakfast this morning. He asked which gourmet shop we had it from. Thank you. Dana
Happy Sunday!! Thanks for giving the recipe a try and your comment, love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan
Excellent granola. Super crunchy with a wonderful brown butter flavour. Espresso powder is such a nice touch and enhances all the ingredients. Definitely saving this recipe and sharing with friends.
I am thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan
Thank you for this recipe, it was amazing! Best granola I’ve made yet and the first time I managed to make clusters! Delicious <3
These pictures are so nice and I decide to try this recipe. I love this recipe. So gorgeous!
Thank you! So happy you love this! 🙂