High Fiber, High Protein Apple Cinnamon Granola!

Homemade Granola
Add to cereal, sprinkle it on yogurt, toss it on some salad or just eat it as is!

To prevent blood sugar crashes when you aren’t able to stop for a meal, it’s always a good idea to carry around a protein rich snack.  You know that dull headache, lightheaded feeling and irritability you experience during the day that sends you rushing for a coffee or sugary snack? That’s most often a symptom of low blood sugar. The worst thing you can do is reach for a refined carbohydrate, sugar-laden snack. Sure, it will give you an instant boost in energy, but it won’t be a healthy, sustained type of energy. Any kind of rapid spike in blood sugar will always be followed by a sharp decline. This type of dramatic up and down fluctuation in blood sugar puts stress on the pancreas and sets the stage for diabetes.

Stored in a sealed container, this quick and easy to prepare snack will keep for at least two weeks.

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Granola

• 1 cup steel cut oats
½ cup ground, sprouted chia seeds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ cup molasses
1 apple, diced
¼ cup apple sauce
2 tbsp maple syrup

Mix all dry and wet ingredients separately, then slowly combine, mixing well. Spread evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 1 hour at 250° F. Let cool and break into clusters.

Using a dehydrator, dehydrate for 12 hours at 115°.

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