Yum: Gluten Free Quinoa Granola with Dried Cranberries

granolaLove snacking on granola?! Many of the packaged mixes at stores are filled with added fats, preservatives, and chemicals. Make your own and you are in control of the ingredients.

1 cup organic whole rolled oats
1 cup buckwheat groats
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
2 T ground chia seeds
3/4 cup raw chopped almonds
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries (or other unsweetened fruit of your choice or even mini chocolate chips)
2 tablespoons chopped unsweetened apricots
1/3 chopped dates
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted
Mix dry ingredients (first 4 ingredients), then add nuts, seeds and coconut. Mix all together really well adding in the cinnamon.
Mix in maple syrup, melted coconut oil, then dried fruit. Make sure everything is mixed up and coated well.
Spoon and press mixture onto baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Bake at 225 degrees for 60 minutes.
Let cool after removing from oven then pull corners of wax paper together to crumble granola.
(Credit to Super Healthy Kids)
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-Fitness with Carrie


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