Friday, March 18, 2016

Apple Banana Granola

Simple, fast and tasty! NO sugar!

What do you do when you are craving something sweet? Something crunch? And don't want to eat empty (sugar) junk food?

Simple! Reach for granola - it will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you something to crunch on. This fast, quick recipe is tasty and made without sugar!

Apple Granola - Quick! Fast! Tasty!

Two Granolas - one with Apples and another made with Apples and Banana.

Oh yes, it has a surprising ingredient ...   



Apple Granola

2 rice cakes
1/8 cup quiona flakes
1/8 cup oatmeal
1 apple, chopped
¼ cup apple juice
¼ cup carrot juice
Dash cinnamon
2 TB dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, cranraisins
2 Tb nuts, chopped
½ carrot, chopped, optional

Chop apple and add to frozen apple juice, heat together over low heat to soften apple slightly. Add dried fruit and remove from heat, cover and let set 5-10 mins.
In a medium size bowl, Break rice cake into ½ inch chunks, add quiona flakes, oatmeal, chopped nuts and cinnamon.
Stir apple and dried fruit, mashing any remaining apple chunks. Add carrot juice, mix well and pour over rice cake mixture. Mix to combine.
Spread onto sprayed cookie sheet.
Bake 10 mins in 450° oven. Remove and let cool.
Store in airtight jar.
Serve as a topping on yogurt or munch as a snack.




Apple Banana Granola
Easy, quick and delicious!

5-6 rice cakes
1/4 cup quiona flakes
1/4 cup oatmeal
1 apple, chopped
½ - 1 banana, mashed
½ cup apple juice
¼ cup carrot juice
½ tsp cinnamon
4 TB dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, cranraisins
4 Tb nuts, chopped
1 carrot, chopped, optional

Chop apple and add to frozen apple juice, heat together over low heat to soften apple slightly. Add dried fruit and remove from heat, cover and let set 5-10 mins.
In a medium size bowl, break rice cakes into ½ inch chunks, add quiona flakes, oatmeal, chopped nuts and cinnamon.
Stir apple and dried fruit, mashing any remaining apple chunks. Add 1/2 of a mashed banana, carrot juice. If you think you need more banana, add more mashed banana to the wet mixture. Mix well and pour over rice cake mixture. Mix to combine.
Spread onto sprayed cookie sheet.
Bake 10 - 15 mins in 450° oven. Remove and let cool.
Store in airtight jar.
Serve as a topping on yogurt or munch as a snack.