Homemade Maca Granola with Cacao Nibs and Sacha Inchi Seeds

Updated: May 30, 2023

Homemade Maca Granola with Cacao Nibs and Sacha Inchi Seeds
General Information
  • Granola & Muesli
  • Sweet
  • 34 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 12 servings


  • 1 cup of HerbaZest Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin (seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons of HerbaZest Maca Powder
  • 1 cup of oat (rolled)
  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Sacha Inchi Seeds (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of walnut (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Cacao Nibs
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon


Making granola at home is not only easy and cost-effective, but it is also a great way to sneak in nutrient-rich ingredients into your diet. Oats and quinoa in this recipe provide lots of dietary fiber, helpful in reducing high cholesterol and maintaining proper sugar levels. Maca is a superfood known for its hormone-balancing effects as well as its plethora of vitamins and minerals. The granola's crunchiness comes from energy-boosting cacao nibs and protein-rich sacha inchi. Sweetened with honey, it is the perfect on-the go-snack or a nutritious topping for yogurt and cereals.

  1. Start off by preheating the oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix well so everything is well distributed.(2 minutes)
  3. Pour in the honey and coconut oil and mix well.(2 minutes)
  4. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for half an hour, stirring the mixture once half way through.(30 minutes)
  5. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool down. Store granola in an air-tight container to preserve its freshness.

You can also throw in a handful of dried goldenberries, cranberries, or raisins to already cooled off granola for additional sweetness.