Pinchsaltoptional, and only recommended if the nuts you're adding are unsalted
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
3cupsrolled oatsnot the quick-cooking kind
1/2cupraw quinoarinsed well in cold water
2cupsroughly chopped raw almonds
1/2cupsweetened flaked coconut
1-2cupsdried fruits such as chopped dried cherriesraisins, or dried blueberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
To a small pan over low heat, add the honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt (if using). Heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and thoroughly combined. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, quinoa, almonds, and coconut.
Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir until well-combined. In a small bowl, beat the egg white until frothy. Add to the granola and stir until very well combined.
Pour the granola into the baking sheet and bake until golden brown and fragrant, 35-45 minutes, opening the oven to stir the granola about 20 minutes into the cooking process.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break into bite-size chunks. Mix in dried fruit, if using.
Stores well in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.