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Sweet Cherry Quinoa Granola

This delicious healthy granola recipe is made wit wholesome ingredients and simple to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, pre-workout, treat, vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Lauren Kelly


  • 1 ½ cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup rolled oats make sure they are wheat free
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup dried cherries unsweetened
  • cup sunflower seeds
  • cup sliced walnuts
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax ground
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cup sunflower seed butter
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients including the quinoa.
  • In a small sauce pan, heat the almond butter and syrup over medium low heat until it becomes liquidy and smooth.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined and everything is coated evenly.
  • Spread the granola out on the parchment lined baking sheet, into a thin ¼″ layer.
  • 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).
  • Let the granola cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer to a flat surface and cut into bars and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Either enjoy in bar form or crumble as granola pieces.


To store: Place cooled granola in a plastic bag or airtight container at room temperature for 3 days and in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


Sodium: 122mg | Calcium: 67mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 226IU | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 183mg | Calories: 249kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 27g | Iron: 2mg