Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Quick and easy. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of this nutty-tasting granola on yogurt. Quinoa is high in protein.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Rinse and thoroughly drain the quinoa. In a large bowl, stir together the maple syrup, olive oil, and cinnamon; mix in the quinoa and flax seed until the grains are thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture out as thinly as possible on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Toast the granola in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 3.6g; sodium 1.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
This recipe wasn't designed for the omega3's that ground flax offers. It is more for fiber and to add a nutty flavor to the granola. However if you chew the flax seed you are grinding them breaking them down and getting the benefits they offer. Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2010
Very poor recipe. Flax seed must be ground in order to benefit from the nutrients. Quinoa is a wonderful grain but not like this. Read More
(34)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
This recipe wasn't designed for the omega3's that ground flax offers. It is more for fiber and to add a nutty flavor to the granola. However if you chew the flax seed you are grinding them breaking them down and getting the benefits they offer. Read More
(37)
Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2010
Very poor recipe. Flax seed must be ground in order to benefit from the nutrients. Quinoa is a wonderful grain but not like this. Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
Has the consistancy of something like bird food but has a good flavor. I added more cinnamon and some dried apples as well. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Thanks for a healthy topping to plain yogurt! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
Me and my kids love this!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2012
I like this because there are no oats which I react to. It is very granular though. I did change it a lot. I used mostly puffed quinoa but the rest was red quinoa liquid honey rather than maple syrup organic coconut oil to have a softer taste & I used sesame seeds in place of flax seeds for calcium and because that is what I had on hand. DD1 (years old and I liked it sprinkled over yogurt & bananas with extra liquid honey drizzled on top. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2012
Tasty but not much too it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2012
I used this as cereal and loved it. I substituded the flax seed with walnuts and added a ripe peach. It's filling and very crunchy wich is a win win for me. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2013
I like quinoa but didn't care for this one to much. Even though it was easy to put together I had problems with picking the tiny seeds out of my teeth and it didn't make it enjoyable to eat and the flavor wasn't that great. I felt it was too small for granola the way it was and personally we weren't crazy about it. Sorry won't make again. Read More