Thursday, March 5, 2015

80--- Maple Almond Lentil Granola

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
Serves 10

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

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