If you, like all my female friends, are trying to get more quinoa into your diet, I’ve got a new breakfast for you: Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds.

Here’s a deliciously sweet granola — just like mama never made. Concocted by my favorite organic cereal company, Nature’s Path along with Kirkland Signature, Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds brings together five healthy grains — spelt, kamut khorasan wheat, amaranth, quinoa and oats — into a crunchy, nutty concoction.

Kirkland Signature and Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds

Though sweeter than my usual oatmeal breakfast, this granola has a modest 9 grams of sugar per 3/4-cup serving — a serving that’ll give you 6 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein, too. I recommend it with unsweetened soy milk for extra protein without the extra sugar!

But I also recommend making Ancient Grains Granola Pear Crisp (below) with the stuff — which means adding in sugar and butter — for a relatively healthier but satisfying dessert, or a rather decadent breakfast…. Next up: Ancient Grains Granola Peanut Butter Bites!

Kirkland Signature and Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds

Nature’s Path also has really healthy granola recipes like Apple, Celery and Ancient Grains Granola Salad and a Granola-Banana Smoothie — but I have no immediate plans to make those. Try the recipes yourself by getting a big, 1-kilo box of the healthy granola at Costco.

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