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Monday, June 3, 2013

Cran-Apple Granola (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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I am on the girls' daycare board.  Like most daycares around here, we have to rely more and more on donations.  Each Wednesday in May, we've been putting out a table in the building and selling water bottles with the daycare logo, a cookbook with the daycare cook's recipes, and advertising our new affiliation with Donate Naturally.

Last week it was my turn to (wo)man the table, so I decided to add to the healthy living theme by making some homemade granola to sell along side the other items.  It sold out licked-split!

Cran-Apple Granola

1 kg large flake oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
170g bag puffed brown rice
2 cups dried apples, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup agave syrup (or maple syrup or honey)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Place oats and puffed rice in a large bowl.  In another bowl, whisk together oil, apple sauce, syrup, cinnamon and salt.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated.  Spread 1/3 of mixture on a large baking sheet.  Bake at 350F for about 18 minutes until golden, stirring 2-3 times while baking.  Let cool and then remove from pan.  Repeat with next 2 batches.  Stir in apples, cranberries and sunflower seeds.  Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.  Makes 16 cups.

This recipe has been submitted to Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday.