Gather the ingredients. The quinoa should be uncooked. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Combine coconut oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a small pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, oats and walnuts.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry the mixture.
Combine until the mixture until it is well coated.
Spread the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Try to spread out mixture into a thin layer.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, and add the coconut flakes.
Add the pumpkin seeds.
Mix up, and then spread out into a thin layer. Return to oven. Continue baking for another 10 or 15 minutes, until the granola is golden brown and smells toasty.
Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature.
Mix in the dried cherries. Store in an airtight containers.
- 1/4c virgin coconut oil
- 1/2c honey
- 1.5tsp teaspoons vanilla bean paste or extract
- 1.0tsp ground cinnamon
- 2.0c old-fashioned oats
- 1.0pch salt
- 1.0c Walnuts
- 1.0c Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2.0c Uncooked quinoa
- 1/2c Shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1/2c Dried cherries
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