Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check to make sure the oats and the quinoa are labeled gluten-free if you are concerned about possible cross-contamination in processing.


"Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial." -Erma Bombeck, Housewife

The refrigerator light goes on...

This granola is super simple to make and fantastically healthy for you. It's best to use a non-stick cookie sheet or non-stick aluminum foil. If you use regular aluminum foil, let the granola stand for a few moments after coming out of the oven and any that is stuck to the foils will soften.


Easy Granola

Servings: 6 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 75 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Store tightly covered at room temperature. Keeps well for 4-5 days.

Granola recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 1/3 cups steel cut oats
  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Preheat over to 300°F.

Place the water in a large sauce pan over high heat. When the water is boiling add the oats and quinoa. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes.

Drain and rinse with cold water.

Place the drained oats and quinoa in a large bowl with the almonds, walnuts, applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, maple syrup, raisins and cranberries.

Fold together until well blended.

Place on a large cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spread as flat as possible and place in the oven.

Bake for 45 minutes. Stir with a fork every 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove and let cool fully before storing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 239 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 10%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 286 mg
Magnesium 91 mg