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This Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola is healthy, easy and delicious. Adding quinoa to it turned it into a total winner! Totally gluten free and vegan if you use vegan chocolate chips.

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola

The weekend is almost over and we should get ready for the coming week. Like for example, ensure we have some easy to prepare breakfast.

Did I ever tell you I’m not a breakfast person at all! Well, let’s say it this way: I like eating it, but I dislike making it. Most of the time I don’t have the ability and desire to make crepes or a feta omelet for breakfast. These are the days, when having some homemade healthy hearty granola comes handy!

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola

I love chocolate, my favorite nuts are hazelnuts, coconut has such    flavor. I couldn’t resist and add one of my favorite super foods – quinoa, yes, I find it a great addition to my granola. Some simple ingredients, transformed into a chocolate lover’s paradise, because I tend to add a little more chocolate than what’s listed in the recipe. I just don’t measure it precisely…

Back on the quinoa – I used a pre rinsed quinoa (I just buy it this way) and did not rinse it before baking and it worked out fine. I might rinse it next time to see what happens. You basically combine rolled oats, quinoa, coconut oil, hazelnuts and maple syrup, line over a baking sheet and bake granola. After granola is baked, you can add chocolate chips and coconut, and of course any dried fruit you might want to add (I did not use dried fruits for this recipe).

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola

I rarely make granola, but when I do, this recipe is one of my favorites. Feel free to substitute hazelnuts with walnuts or pecans and also add some dried fruit (after baking) if you’d like to change the recipe a bit.

Homemade granola is good, because you can always control the quality and quantity of the ingredients and the baking time to create the perfect crunch. I like crunchy granola, not  a fan of hard granola. I just need to keep my teeth!

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola
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4.80 from 5 votes

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Quinoa Granola

By Lyubomira L
Chocolate Coconut Hazelnuts Quinoa Granola
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 3 cups organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 oz organic semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 275 F.
  • In a bowl mix together coconut oil, maple syrup, oats, quinoa and hazelnuts.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Transfer mixture, spread and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and transfer to a bowl. Break down any large pieces. Mix in chocolate chips and coconut. Chocolate chips will slightly melt.
  • Store in air tight container for up to 2 months.


Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. I love breakfast too, I just never take the time to prepare it because I’m usually rushing out the door! This quinoa granola looks incredible, Mira! I love quinoa and am always looking for new ways to prepare it, so I’m in awe of this dish! I love the addition of hazelnuts, too. Such a great breakfast or snack! Pinned!

  2. I cannot wait to try this! I love having yummy pre-made chocolate-y breakfast cereals/granolas made for easy breakfasts! I love that awesome pouring shot! Pinned 🙂

  3. QUINOA granola?! That is pure genius! This sounds so satisfying yet healthy and I’m with you – I detest making breakfast! I end up opting for a smoothie usually but I’m getting oh. so. sick of them! Guess it’s time for another batch of granola.. and this one fits the bill beautifully!

  4. Looks so good!! Chocolate + Hazelnut… win-win-combination. Last week I went to Trader Joe’s and grabbed a bag of hazelnuts this could be the perfect excuse to open it. Happy week!

  5. Breakfast is my favorite but I get lazy to make it too. I am a sucker for homemade granola and yours looks so tasty! Love everything in here especially the coconut and quinoa! Can’t wait to try this!