5 ingredient quinoa granola: nutritious, gluten-free goodness. 20 minutes, one bowl, and a simple mix of oats, nuts, quinoa, maple syrup, and coconut oil. It’s the best way to whip up protein rich, healthy granola anytime.
This recipe was the result of a happy accident and a big granola craving.
As in, all I’ve been craving lately are yogurt and smoothie bowls, always full of fruit and liberally sprinkled with hearty granola. This can probably be attributed to the endless amounts of snow, ice, and wind we’re getting and a major sunshine craving:) But who knows? All I know is that fresh breakfasts sound best.
My go-to brand is Purely Elizabeth– all of their granola is gluten-free and full of wholesome ingredients like oats, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. But I was fresh out and since I don’t have a car, and Jake would be out of town a few more days, I made my own. And I know there are a million recipes out there, but this blew my mind because of how simple and healthy it was, and how quickly it came together. And I knew I had to share. Because homemade granola is one of life’s little joys, right? It toasted up while I got ready for the day, and I was able to enjoy it for breakfast right away that morning.
So if you’re looking for a fresh granola recipe, full of crunch, and hearty ingredients, without a lot of sugar, here you go. I’d definitely recommend switching it up, just for the fun of it- using nuts and spices of your choice, maybe even dried fruit, but it’s also perfect as is. Because sometimes simple is best.
Eaten as a “hippie cereal” of sorts, with some banana, almond milk, and extra-oats, on top of yogurt, mixed into smoothie bowls, or even spread on a banana or sweet potato with almond butter. There are so many possibilities for breakfast, and with 8 grams of protein per serving, it’s one your body will thank you for.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
- Bake 20 minutes, remove from oven and toss, then bake 5-10 more minutes, until golden brown.
- Let cool at least 10 minutes and store in an airtight container.
If you’re looking for more gluten-free granola recipes, check out my Vanilla Super Seed Granola! Oats, almonds, coconut, three types of seeds, maca, tahini, vanilla, and cinnamon – this recipe is a bit more complicated, but well worth it for the flavor bomb that results.