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. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
ADD rinsed quinoa to a food processor and process for 30 secs.
ADD all the remaining ingredients and process for 45 sec. Scrape sides down & process for another 30 sec until you have an even purple mix.
SPREAD the mixture evenly & flatten it out using your hands or a spatula onto the lined sheet pan.
BAKE for 20 mins. Turn using a spatula. Bake for another 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, and freeze-dried fruit.
ADD 1 cup Oats – stir in once the granola mixture is processed; you will need to add ½ cup extra blueberries + 2 tbsp maple syrup to the food processor first.