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Quinoa and Steel-Cut Oats Crunchy Granola

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"The best of healthy fats and carbs. Eat it plain or sprinkled in your yogurt. Once you start you can't stop!"
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1 h 10 m servings 206
Original recipe yields 16 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix quinoa, steel-cut oats, almonds, cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flax seeds, cocoa powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and stevia in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted together, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Pour honey mixture over the quinoa mixture; mix well to combine. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before breaking into pieces, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For every optional item used, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or honey or 1/2 of each in step 3.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 206 calories; 12 21.6 4.5 0 4 Full nutrition

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Delicious! I subbed quinoa for amaranth (higher protein), dates for cranberries, and skipped the honey to lower the sugar and make it vegan.

I've been making my own granola for 20+ years, but adding the quinoa and chia seeds was a new twist for me. I left out the chocolate and coconut, but the other ingredients are part of my own r...