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Gluten-Free Granola

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
This lower sugar gluten-free granola, sneaks in some protein and makes for a great complete breakfast or snack
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans*
  • c gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¾ cup roasted edamame or soy nuts*
  • c raw pumpkin seeds
  • c chopped cashews or slivered almonds
  • c chopped unsweetened dried fruit
  • 3 Tbsp whole teff grain
  • 1 egg white or egg replacer
  • 2 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 3 Tbsp brown or coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp agave or raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp safflower oil
  • tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 400°
  • Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Spread them out on a kitchen towel to absorb any excess moisture. Remove any loose shells.
  • Lay them on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes. They will not be completely dry at this point but will dry out when the granola bakes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, edamame, pumpkin seeds, nuts, dried fruit and teff grain.
  • In a small mixing bowl thoroughly whisk the egg white, coconut sugar, agave or honey oil and cinnamon.
  • When the garbanzo beans are done, add them to the oat mixture and turn the oven down to 250.°  Then add the egg mixture to the oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the granola in an even layer.
  • Place in the oven and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • When the 15 minutes are up give the granola a stir to turn it over a bit. Continue baking for another hour and stir every 15 minutes. It will seem a little moist and chewy right out of the oven but will become crispy once cooled.

Notes

* In place of the canned garbanzo beans you can use 3/4 c dried garbanzo bean snacks like these crunchy chickpea snacks.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 16gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 188mgFiber: 9gSugar: 16g
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