Thursday, March 5, 2015
This is yummy I promise.
Even my toddler eats it.
Lentils are a great, high fiber source of vegetable protein! Just what your granola needs.
Maple Almond Lentil Granola
3 cups rolled oats
3 cups cooked lentils (1 cup dry lentils boiled in 3 cups water until soft- then drained well)
1 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp maple extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Place parchment paper on two large baking sheets. Spread mixture onto the sheets evenly, then bake for 30-40 minutes or until crunchy, stirring the mixture every 10 minutes to ensure outer edges do not burn.
Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup: 292 calories, 12 g fat, 11 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 143 mg sodium
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 12:54 PM