Friday, March 22, 2013

Oat Free, Rice Free Granola

1 cup nuts chopped (walnuts, almonds)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup seeds (try sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup extra light virgin olive oil 
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried fruit (cran-raisins, raisins, dates, or any favorite)

Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
Prepare two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Set aside.
In a large bowl mix quinoa flakes, millet, nuts, coconut, seeds, and flax meal.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan add brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, and salt.
  Stir and heat mixture until boiling.  Turn off and remove from heat.
Add vanilla extract and stir.

Pour the sugar mixture on top of the dry mixture.  Stir until well coated.

Spread half the mixture on prepared baking sheets.

Cook for 10 minutes and stir the granola around on the baking sheet.
Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes.  Make sure not to let it burn, the quinoa cooks quickly.

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