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Sweet Cherry Quinoa Granola
Breakfast, Vegan, Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Quinoa granola
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup rolled oats make sure they are wheat free
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sliced walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax ground
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients including the quinoa.
  4. In a small sauce pan, heat the almond butter and syrup over medium low heat until it becomes liquidy and smooth.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined and everything is coated evenly.
  6. Spread the granola out on the parchment lined baking sheet, into a thin 1/4″ layer.
  7. Bake in the center of a warmed oven for 25 minutes, until the granola is browned and slightly crispy. (Don't cook any longer, it may not look burnt but it will be).
  8. Let the granola cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
  9. Transfer to a flat surface and cut into bars and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  10. Either enjoy in bar form or crumble as granola pieces.