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Lentil Granola

Lentil Granola
 
Lentil Granola
Photo courtesy John Borge
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. dry red lentils
  • 5  Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 5 ounces sliced almonds
  • 1 c. shaved coconut
  • 1 c. dried cranberries or desired dried fruit
  • 2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil

Directions

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add lentils and simmer for five minutes or until just tender. Drain lentils and spread out on a tray. Allow to steam dry and cool. Preheat your oven to 300 F. Combine honey, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of oil in a bowl. Toss the cooled lentils in the honey mixture. Spread the coated lentils on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir in oats and almonds and continue baking for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.  Next add coconut and dried fruit and bake for another 10 to 14 minutes or until everything is browned. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Sprinkle granola on yogurt and oatmeal.

Makes 24 servings.

Per Serving: about 150 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 3 g fiber, 350 mg sodium, .5 microgram of folate, and 1 mg of iron.

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