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Crunchy Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

This Crunchy Quinoa Breakfast Cereal is the perfect way to start your day! It's gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, and a complete protein. Crunchy from the seeds and nuts, spiced with cinnamon, and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup and dried apricots - it's delicious topped with fresh berries and a splash of non-dairy milk!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, vegan
Servings: 4 ½ cup servings
Calories: 352kcal


  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa (leftover quinoa works best)
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds)
  • ¼ cup raw almonds (chopped)
  • ¼ cup raw pecans (chopped)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup dried apricots (chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except the dried apricots.
  • Bake in a single layer for 20-25 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • When it's finished, add the dried apricots.
  • Let cool completely on the baking sheet. It will crisp up more as it cools.
  • Enjoy topped with fresh berries and splash of non-dairy milk.


~This will keep for several days in an air-tight container.
~It's also delicious plain as a snack.
~Be sure to always rinse your quinoa well before cooking.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g