Monday, May 20, 2013

Meatless Monday - Healthy Granola

This tasty "granola" happens to be a failed attempt at healthy energy bars.  As a family our afternoons and weekends are pretty crazy with soccer, music lessons, running club etc.  And as most kids, mine come home from school ravenous and rushing to get ready for something.  So my plan was to make bars for the week - instead we ended up with granola for breakfast:)

granola
Granola

Preheat oven to 350.  In large bowl combine:
1 1/2 old fashioned oats
1/2 c steel cut oats
1/2 c quinoa
3/4 c seeds and/or nuts of choice (I used hemp, pepitas and sunflower seeds)
1/2 c dried fruit of choice (I used dried bananas)
1/4 c flaxseed meal

granola dry ingredients
Granola - dry ingredients

In microwave safe bowl, combine and microwave until smooth (about 45 seconds):
1/4 c sweetener (I used honey - could also use maple syrup, brown rice syrup)
1/2 c nut butter (I used sunflower butter)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

granola - nut butter mixture
Granola - nut butter mixture

Mix nut butter mixture into dry ingredients until well combined.  Spread into a 13 x 9 inch pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool.  Serve with fresh fruit, yogurt, milk or as a snack by itself.  Enjoy!

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