Toasted Quinoa Granola Recipe -
Toasted Quinoa Granola Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Toasted Quinoa Granola

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"Quick and easy. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of this nutty-tasting granola on yogurt. Quinoa is high in protein."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Rinse and thoroughly drain the quinoa. In a large bowl, stir together the maple syrup, olive oil, and cinnamon; mix in the quinoa and flax seed until the grains are thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture out as thinly as possible on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Toast the granola in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2010

This recipe wasn't designed for the omega3's that ground flax offers. It is more for fiber and to add a nutty flavor to the granola. However, if you chew the flax seed, you are grinding them, breaking them down and getting the benefits they offer.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2010

Very poor recipe. Flax seed must be ground in order to benefit from the nutrients. Quinoa is a wonderful grain but not like this.

Dec 20, 2010

Has the consistancy of something like bird food, but has a good flavor. I added more cinnamon and some dried apples as well.

Sep 23, 2010

Thanks for a healthy topping to plain yogurt!

May 23, 2011

Me and my kids love this!!

Apr 01, 2012

I like this because there are no oats which I react to. It is very granular though. I did change it a lot. I used mostly puffed quinoa but the rest was red quinoa, liquid honey rather than maple syrup, organic coconut oil to have a softer taste & I used sesame seeds in place of flax seeds for calcium and because that is what I had on hand. DD1 (years old and I liked it sprinkled over yogurt & bananas with extra liquid honey drizzled on top.

Feb 11, 2012

Tasty, but not much too it.

Jun 15, 2012

I used this as cereal and loved it. I substituded the flax seed with walnuts and added a ripe peach. It's filling and very crunchy wich is a win win for me.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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