How to Make Quinoa and Oat Granola

Quinoa adds some extra crunch and protein to this granola recipe.

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How to Make Quinoa and Oat Granola Recipe
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1
Gather the ingredients. The quinoa should be uncooked. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.

Gather the ingredients. The quinoa should be uncooked. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.

2
Combine coconut oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a small pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Combine coconut oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a small pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

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3
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, oats and walnuts.

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, oats and walnuts.

4
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry the mixture.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry the mixture.

5
Combine until the mixture until it is well coated.

Combine until the mixture until it is well coated.

6
Spread the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spread the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

7
Try to spread out mixture into a thin layer.

Try to spread out mixture into a thin layer.

8
Bake for 15 minutes.

Bake for 15 minutes.

9
Remove from the oven, and add the coconut flakes.

Remove from the oven, and add the coconut flakes.

10
Add the pumpkin seeds.

Add the pumpkin seeds.

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Mix up, and then spread out into a thin layer. Return to oven. Continue baking for another 10 or 15 minutes,  until the granola is  golden brown and smells  toasty.

Mix up, and then spread out into a thin layer. Return to oven. Continue baking for another 10 or 15 minutes, until the granola is golden brown and smells toasty.

12
Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature.

Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature.

13
Mix in the dried cherries. Store in an airtight containers.

Mix in the dried cherries. Store in an airtight containers.

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