Maple-Cinnamon Quinoa Granola

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x



  • 3/4 cups quinoa (red, black, yellow, or a mix)
  • 1/2 chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons walnut or coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 250˚. Rinse (and soak if desired) quinoa and spread out in a thin layer on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Bake until liquid has evaporated, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Raise oven temperature to 350˚.
  3. Combine quinoa with pecans, seeds, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, and oil. Stir until well combined. Spread in a thin layer on a baking tray.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring one to two times. Remove from oven and let cool until clumped together. Store in an airtight container.


Adapted from my joint creation with A Couple Cooks which was adapted from the Little Yellow Kitchen.