Gluten-Free Granola

Most granola is gluten-fee, but oats, a typical ingredient, can be an area of concern as some are processed in facilities where products containing gluten are processed. The main ingredients in this granola: quinoa, chia seed and flaxseed, are sometimes safer bets. On top of being allergy-safe, this incredibly crunchy, protein-heavy granola is a lunch box champion. Not only is it a perfect snack to send along when you’re concerned about keeping the food at a safe temperature, it can be added to Greek yogurt with fresh fruit for an easy breakfast or lunch on the go.

Quinoa Granola
Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola

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Many granolas are packed with sugar and fat, but this lightly sweetened, high-protein variety is a treat you can enjoy without fear. Eat alone or with non-fat, plain yogurt and fresh fruit.

Servings: 4 (35 g )

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.


  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. whole flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seed
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • dash cardamom


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Spread on a non-stick baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes.