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Fruit and Quinoa Granola, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Guess what makes really great granola other than oats? Quinoa Flakes!

As someone who cross reacts to gluten when eating gluten free oats, quinoa flakes have been a very happy discovery! It can be substituted anywhere oats are called for.

This is a healthy granola recipe that is made with three kinds of dried fruit. I’ve included dried blueberries, raisins and turkish figs in this recipe.

It is sweetened with maple syrup, and the fat used is heart healthy olive oil. I added a touch of warming cozy cinnamon.

How do you like to eat granola? I like it as a yogurt topping and just plain by the handful.

Fruit & Quinoa Granola, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.


3 Cups of Quinoa Flakes (my go to gluten free brand)

1/3 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup

1/4 Cup of good Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon of Salt

1/2 Cup of Turkish Figs, diced

1/3 Cup of Dried Blueberries

1/3 Cup of Raisins


Spread your quinoa flakes in an even layer on a baking sheet, and toast for 8 minutes stirring half way through.

Remove quinoa flakes from the oven and place them in a large mixing bowl.

Heat the maple syrup, olive oil, cinnamon and salt over medium high heat to a rolling boil. Pour the hot mixture over the bowl of toasted quinoa flakes, and stir until evenly and thoroughly coated.

Spread the granola on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 18 minutes, stirring half way through after 9 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and stir in the dried fruit.

Cool completely on the baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.

This will keep for at least a week at room temperature.

Strawberry Apricot Granola (Grain Free)

It is pretty easy to make your own granola, and it is worth the extra effort. This week I have a really delicious granola recipe for you that is grain free! If you like variety in your granola, this Strawberry Apricot Granola recipe is a delicious way to add it.  It may become your new favorite! It is definitely my springtime favorite this year! With nuts, seeds, fruit and healthy fat, what’s not to love? I like to grab a handful for a snack, and for breakfast it is good with dairy free milk and fresh fruit. It is also fantastic with yogurt.

Strawberry Apricot Granola with wording

Strawberry Apricot Grain Free Granola


1 Cup Raw Pecans

1/2 Cup Raw Pistachios

1/2 Cup Raw Sunflower Seeds

1/2 Cup Raw Brazil Nuts

3/4 Cup Dried Strawberries (like these) not freeze dried

6 Medjool Dates

1/2 Cup Dried Apricots

1/2 Cup Very Hot Water

1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Ground Flax

1 Tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, Melted


Preheat oven 325º degrees.

In a food processor with a blade attachment, puree dates, apricots, vanilla, coconut oil and hot water until it is smooth. Add the nuts, sunflower seeds, flax and coconut flakes and pulse until you have a medium grind and everything is sticking together nicely. Add in the cinnamon and salt and pulse to combine. Dice your dried strawberries into 1/2 inch pieces then add them to the food processor and pulse a few extra times to incorporate them.

Turn the granola out onto a parchment lined, rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 325º degree oven for 35 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy this delicious granola for breakfast or as a snack! It travels very well also!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!



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