This is an oil-free, simple, fun and tasty recipe made with fresh or frozen wild blueberries, quinoa & almonds.
Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients. Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.
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Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.
Recipes are oil-free and have no added oils as ingredients or for cooking with. An oil-free diet can be beneficial for some cardiovascular diseases.
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Wild Blueberry Baked Granola
PREHEAT oven 300F 1 sheet pan parchment paper to line
FOOD PROCESSOR – ADD rinsed quinoa – process 30secs.
ADD remaining ingredients process 45 sec. Scrape sides down & process 30sec until you have an even purple mix.
SPREAD mixture evenly & flatten out using hands or a spatula onto a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
BAKE 20mins. TURN using a spatula. Bake 15 -20 mins until lightly golden. TURN off the oven and let the granola dry and crisp up as the oven cools.
REMOVE from oven after 1-2 hours and cool completely in the sheet pan.
STORE in a glass jar or container with a lid.
SWAP Almonds for cashews, hazelnuts.
ADDITIONS once cooked, add chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruits, cacao nibs, freeze-dried fruit.
ADD 1 cup OATS – stir in once granola mixture is processed; you will need to add ½ cup extra blueberries + 2tbsp maple syrup to the food processor first.