This Gluten Free Quinoa Granola Recipe is a delicious and healthy way to start your day! Sweet and crunchy, this is one the whole family will love!
This post was sponsored by Crisco® Coconut Oil as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Although my mom would sometimes cook a hot breakfast in the morning when I was growing up, most of the time breakfast was cereal. From a very young age, my go-to cereal was granola.
I have always loved the texture and variety of tastes that granola offers. I also love that unlike most cereal, when I eat granola I stay full until lunch.
Now that I'm the mom, I tend to make granola rather than buy it.
This Gluten Free Quinoa Granola is one that will become a regular in my house.
With a touch of sweetness, the richness of coconut oil, quinoa, oats, pumpkin seeds and almonds, this granola makes a crave-worthy breakfast or snack. I love the crunchy texture that the quinoa adds!
You guys know I love my coconut oil, and I was so excited to find out that Crisco® now has both refined and unrefined organic coconut oil. It was so convienent to pick up on my weekly Target run.
I love the flavor that Crisco® Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil adds to this gluten-free granola! Unlike refined coconut oil, which has no flavor or aroma, unrefined coconut oil has a very distinct coconut flavor and odor. It gives dishes, like this quinoa granola a very distinct coconutty flavor that I love. While refined coconut oil blends into the background, unrefined comes front and center and really delivers a flavor punch.
My whole family loved the coconut flavor of this granola! It made a great easy breakfast - it was so nice to wake-up and know that I didn't have to worry about what we were having before school.
As we sat around the table eating it the first day, I was reminded of mornings in my childhood home.
Tools for Making this Quinoa Granola Recipe
Quinoa Granola Recipe
Quinoa Granola Recipe
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- ⅓ cup coconut oil melted
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup quinoa soaked for 30 minutes and dried
- 1 cup oatmeal
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup tart dried cherries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, almonds, salt, cinnamon, quinoa, and oatmeal.
- Toss with maple syrup mixture and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Stir in dried cranberries and cherries and store in an airtight container.
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Oh now this sounds absolutely delicious it has been ages since I had granola and normally I just throw some fruit onto shop bought, but I really should try and be more adventurous.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
I have been making lots of granola lately, and this sounds so good. I've never thought about using quinoa in granola before, but I bet it's good.
Jennifer Van Huss
This is sounds amazing! I have celiac disease so I am always looking for a good granola! I can't wait to make it!
It took me some time to get used to Quinoa. I love it now. It's a better taste than CousCous. This looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
There's no limit as to what you can do with quinoa! I love granola and making my own is always so much better than buying ready made ones. This looks really good!
I didn't know Crisco made coconut oil! I will have to look for that the next time I'm in the store. I need coconut oil for a project I'm working on and I'd rather go out with the brand-name that I know and trust! This granola Dash looks really delicious! Thank you for sharing.
I love coconut oil as well but did not know Crisco made one! Thanks for the savings on it - I am going to check it out. Your recipe looks so healthy and yummy too!
Our family loves making homemade granola. I bet this Crisco coconut oil at such wonderful taste to help make granola. Thanks for sharing
Your Gluten Free Quinoa Granola looks absolutely delicious! I've tried this before and it was a great snack. Loved it!
Oh yum! This looks like a really delicious gluten free breakfast! I am going to have to give this Granola a try!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
I would love to give this recipe a try asap. I like that it is gluten free and anything with quinoa in it is a go to for me.
I love that this has coconut oil in it. It adds such amazing flavour without being too over powering. I am going to give this a shot for breakfast tomorrow.
This looks really good and healthy too. I think quinoa is so great for you. I'll have to give this a try real soon.
This looks delicious. I have never really had Quinoa before, but I have heard it is the best and totally healthy for you.
Like you I grew up with a lot of cereal for breakfast. We didn't have granola although I like that this is snack friendly.
yeah, same to same I grew up with a lot of cereal for breakfast.
This looks amazing, I can't wait to try it. I use Tru Roots quinoa that's already sprouted so do I still need to soak this one? Also if I use the regular one what are the instructions for drying after you soak it?