Savory Quinoa Granola

This granola is savory, crunchy, and a little bit sweet; perfect for sprinkling over your salad for additional crunch and nutrients.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1⁄2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1⁄2 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1⁄8 cup orange juice
  • 1⁄4 cup unrefined coconut oil, liquefied
  • 1⁄4 cup dried orange zest
  • 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, walnuts, and salt. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk molasses and juice. Add oil, zest, and flaxseeds and stir until combined. Stir molasses mixture into oats mixture and stir until combined.
  • Spread granola onto baking sheet in one thin layer. Bake 10 minutes. Remove tray from oven, stir granola and return to oven for 10 minutes more, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before adding dried cherries.