• Nina Haas

THE HEALTHIEST CHUNKY GRANOLA (optional with quinoa)

Updated: Mar 16

This healthy chunky-granola is probably the tastiest granola I've eaten so far.

Instead of common ingredients like oats this granola is made out of quinoa - which is rich in in fiber, minerals and antioxidants and also may improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

If you prefer not using quinoa you can simply replace the quinoa with oats (1:1). It will also taste absolutely delicious!

In this recipe I added my homemade marzipan balls. If you do not want to make them, feel free to substitute them with store bought marzipan, chocolate or whatever you feel like. Just keep in mind substituting it with the same quantity.

Make sure to let the granola completely cool before breaking it, otherwise it won't hold together and is not going to be that crispy.

It is oil-free, sugar-free and can be made gluten-free if preferred.

This granola can be stored for up to two months in an airtight container.


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw quinoa or oats

  • 0,5 cup oats (gluten free if preferred)

  • 1/4 cup dried, chopped mango (or any dried fruit)

  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes

  • 1/4 cup chopped marzipan balls (or chocolate, flax or chia seeds - anything you like)

  • cinnamon & pinch of salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 0,5 cup soft dates

  • 0,5 cup almond butter

  • 1,5 Tbsp water


  1. If your dates are not super soft, put them into a mixing bowl, cover with just boiled water and leave for 10-15 minute.

  2. Preheat oven to 150 degree Celsius.

  3. In a large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients.

  4. Drain the water from the dates and blend dates, almond butter and water in a food processor until smooth.

  5. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients and stir well. (This works best when using your hands.)

  6. Line a baking tray with baking sheet, place the mixture onto it and press down evenly.

  7. Bake at 150 degree Celsius, flipping halfway through and let cool completely before breaking.

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