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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!
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.