Crunchy Quinoa Cereal

Crunchy quinoa cereal

Since my body seems to be insisting that I shift away from the morning smoothies to more substantial oatmeal and cereal breakfasts, I decided to make this crunchy quinoa cereal I’ve been seeing around the blog world. I made Angela’s version (with some variations) but I’ve seen similar ideas on Healthy Tipping Point and Edible Perspective.

I really love it. But keep in mind that I like really unsweet cereals (think Grape Nuts) that most of the world can’t tolerate. You could add more maple syrup, I guess… But I think it’s perfect just like this. Plus, quinoa is a great source of protein.

Crunchy Quinoa Cereal
(adapted from Oh She Glows)

1.5 c cooked quinoa
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flax
1/4 c sunflower seeds
pinch of salt

Combine everything in a bowl then spread out on parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes stirring the mix around a few times.


I totally love it and will definitely continue to make variations of this with different nuts, seeds, spices, etc. I also want to try the other two recipes as well as both of those call for uncooked rinsed quinoa which would eliminate one step.

Bag of delicious

3 thoughts on “Crunchy Quinoa Cereal

  1. since your last post got like 15 responses, i thought this one might be jealous…yes, quinoa cereal is delicious and much better for you than say, poptarts (which are the devil).

  2. I’m very new to quinoa, and I’m excited to try this recipe! I was wondering what made you decide to add the ground flax? Is it as a binder, like flax eggs?


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