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“keen” on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

Do you see where this is going?

This is only my second quinoa post, yet both recipes use it uncooked.

For someone who doesn’t like the taste of cooked quinoa, I have to admit that something magically delicious happens when it’s toasted.

And this cereal is a perfect example.

toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

I LOVE everything about this cereal. It comes together in about 5 minutes and smells heavenly while it’s baking. It’s vegan, and – if you use the appropriate oats – gluten-free. It’s also crazy-adaptable based on what you mix in – have fun!

toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

I think this would also make a great new-mom or hostess gift, packed up in a mason jar with a pair of pretty cereal bowls to accompany (and maybe some really good coffee?).

toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

Have a great weekend!

Toasted Coconut, Quinoa & Oats Cereal
adapted from Sew French

4 c. rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 c. quinoa, rinsed and drained
2/3 c. unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut, divided
1/3 c. coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 c. maple syrup
sea salt to taste

Optional: mix-ins such as dried fruit, chopped nuts or chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 – line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place all ingredients except 1/3 c. coconut in a large bowl and stir till well combined. Spread mixture onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-5o minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so and watching carefully after 30 minutes as it will burn quickly.

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Stir in reserved 1/3 c. of coconut and any mix-ins, if using.

Will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container; much longer if frozen.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver


  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche on March 14, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I definitely am going to make a big batch of this today.. so I can enjoy it throughout the working way. Love cereals like this!

    • sherisilver on March 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Thank you so much Thalia – I am SUCH a fan of your stunning blog! 🙂

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