Coconut Maple Quinoa Granola

Coconut Maple Quinoa Granola

This easy coconut maple quinoa granola, made with quinoa flakes, coconut, hazelnuts, and maple syrup, makes for a crunchy, delightful treat that can be eaten at any time of the day. Vegan and gluten-free.

Oh man, Thanksgiving week has arrived. Bring out the stretchy pants! Who am I kidding, I wear stretchy pants everyday. 😉
We got started celebrating a little early this year by going to our first-ever Friendsgiving over the weekend.Whoever thought of the Friendsgiving idea is a genius! We had so much fun eating, drinking, watching football, playing with Jay and Courtney’s dog and trying to see Magic Eye puzzles.  

In other news, I hope you guys like quinoa because I’ve been on a roll with all things quinoa lately. Quinoa gingersnap cookies, quinoa stuffing and today… quinoa granola!

I have a hunch that you’re going to love this granola. Quinoa flakes combined with coconut, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut oil, maple syrup and raisins make a crunchy, delightful treat that can be eaten at any time of the day. Yes, please!

If you haven’t heard of quinoa flakes (
They are thinner and flakier (hence the name) and they cook up really fast — almost like instant oats. I’ve had them as a hot breakfast cereal before. It was good, but I don’t LOVE quinoa flake porridge as much as I love rolled oats. The porridge is thinner and the flakes don’t get the volume that oats tend to get.
That said, quinoa flakes make a great hot breakfast cereal option for folks that are gluten-free or sensitive to oats. Plus they can be used like instant oats in baked goods,…

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