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Home-made nutty quinoa oat granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

on 29/01/2015


This morning, I invented this delicious tasty nutty quinoa-oat granola, all home-made of course! πŸ™‚ This is also Vegan & Gluten-free too! I added lots of good stuff to it, just wait & see!

This granola is not so sweet, just the way I like it. My husband thought this was the best granola, I ever made! He gave it 10/10! xxx This would be an ideal food gift!

I love it with cold soy milk, straight from the fridge. Yum yum yum!

Recipe :For a whole lot granola


Dry Ingredients:

1 cup gluten-free medium-sized oat flakes (not instant!) (100 gr)

1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon white uncooked quinoa (100 gr)

1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon red uncooked quinoa (50 gr)

1/4 heaped cup whole hazelnuts (50 gr)

1/2 cup white almond flakes (50 gr)

1/8 cup +1/2 teaspoon sunflower seeds (20 gr)

2 tablespoons broken flaxseed

2 teaspoons black chia seeds or white

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup maple syrup, grade C (125 ml)

To add after roasting:

1/2 cup jumbo red raisins (85 gr)


1. Preheat your oven to 180Β°C (350 F ) for 10 minutes.

2. Take a chopping board & a big knife. Chop your hazelnuts into smaller pieces. Take a large bowl & add all the dry ingredients, so add oat flakes, white quinoa, red quinoa, chopped hazelnuts, almond flakes, sunflower seeds, broken flaxseed, chia seeds & cinnamon. Do not add more cinnamon!!!Β Β You want a hint of it not full on cinnamon, otherwise it is too overpowering! Mix well with a larger spoon.

3. Add wet ingredient aka maple syrup grade C to the bowl of dry combined ingredients. Mix well with a spoon. Take a larger non-stick oven pan & dot with vegan butter, on the bottom & on all the sides. Press your baking paper in it. Divide your granolaΒ all in 1 layer in it. Spread it all evenly out. Roast into the hot oven for about 13-15 ,minutes. After each 5 minutes, take the tray out of the oven & stir everything round into the pan for an equal bake & to prevent burning. Do this again after 10 minutes. Watch your granola carefully! You don’t want it to burn! My granola was ready after 13 minutes. Your house will smell amazing & your granola will be golden brown!

4. With oven gloves on, take it out of the oven. Place it on a rack to cool down. When it is cooled off, add your dried jumbo red raisins & stir everything round. When cooled off, store in a lovely pot with fitted lid. My husband & I ate a bowl o granola when it was still a bit warm , with cold soy milk, straight from the fridge! Very yum too! x

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46 responses to “Home-made nutty quinoa oat granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

  1. Wow! I would have to make a double batch of this because I would be eating it all day. What a brilliant granola recipe Sophie. Divine!
    Have a wonderful day.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  2. Liz says:

    Love that you like it sweet, Sophie πŸ™‚ We have that in common. Smart to use quinoa–fun to vary the textures of the ingredients. Yum!

  3. Yum! I love granola, such a good breakfast option

  4. boeddhamum says:

    Sounds really good Sophie, It must be a crunchy granola, with these roasted seeds and quinoa!

    xo Linda

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    I love homemade granola! This looks fantastic, Sophie.

  6. vannillarock says:

    you gave me a lightbulb moment with this granola- red quinoa! of course it will not only taste great but look great. i make a lot of granola and chuck in anything i fancy from the cupboard but my hand has not hit the red quinoa YET!

  7. Plant Power UK says:

    So it’s ok to eat the quinoa uncooked, just heated in the oven?

  8. This is just amazing Sophie

  9. jefboven says:

    Again a wonderful creation, Sophie!

  10. I didn’t know that there are different grades of maple syrup Sophie. I will have to look that up πŸ™‚

    • Sophie33 says:

      Ooh yes, grade C is the most healthy one & has all the healthy vitamins & minerals in it & is less sweet, way less sweet! x

  11. veegan315 says:

    I like how you added quinoa to this recipe! Seems like there’s lots of protein!

  12. KerryCan says:

    I like the sound of this combination–and anything with maple syrup appeals to me!

  13. Love it Sophie! Please send me some??!!

  14. shenANNAgans says:

    Will have to give this recipe a whirl. Sounds amazing. πŸ™‚

  15. hotlyspiced says:

    It’s always so encouraging to get an enthusiastic response to our own recipes. Looks like a great granola xx

  16. Mitzie Mee says:

    I’m not really good at quinoa as I don’t think it tastes of anything. but adding it to granola sounds like an excellent idea to sneak in some of that healthy stuff in a diet:)

    • Sophie33 says:

      I thought the same thing as you, my friend! Biut here it is very nutty when roasted & crunchy too! xxx
      I love quinoa because it can absorb other flavors too, in cooking & stirring! x

  17. andy says:

    We do not get quinoa here :/ I would love to make this. This will be good to munch for unreasonable hunger pangs πŸ™‚

    • Sophie33 says:

      hahahahahhahahahahahahahha! xxx Maybe, you can use buckwheat kernels & grind them up a bit & then use them in here to roast! πŸ˜‰

  18. Jammie, jammie, ziet er lekker uit!

  19. Sean & Linda says:

    We made it this morning & it is the best granola we have ever made! So delicious too! x

  20. Johan says:

    I made your tasty granola yesterday morning & the whole house smelled amazing while roasting in the hot oven! That quinoa mix in it is pretty fantastic & so crunchy too!

    I love the fact that you didn’t use any oil!

    Maple syrup, grade C makes all of the difference too! Healthy & not so sweet! xxx

  21. Koko says:

    I give this 10/10′ too! It looks amazing!

  22. Wow I love home made granola and this one with Quinoa sounds healthy and yummm…

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