Wild Blueberry Baked Granola

• oil-free • made with nuts & seeds

This is an oil-free, simple, fun and tasty recipe made with fresh or frozen wild blueberries, quinoa & almonds.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 50mins
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes 4 cups
  • Plant Protein

    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.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Heart Healthy

    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.

  • Gluten-free

    Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.

  • Oil Free

    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.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup raw quinoa - rinsed
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds - raw
  • 1 cup almonds - raw, whole
  • 1 cup wild blueberries - fresh | frozen
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt

Method

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.

 

SERVE with milk or yoghurt of your choice, homemade plant milk, kefir, apple sauce, apple berry compote

 

STORE in a glass jar or container with a lid.

Tips + Suggestions

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.