[Recipe] Southern Sweet Potato Granola

Southern Sweet Potato Granola

Southern Sweet Potato Granola

  • 3/4 cup of quinoa
  • 3 cups of rolled oats (old fashion)
  • 1/4 cup of Chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pincho of All-spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, if desired

Method:

Heat oven to 325 and prepare a rimmed baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, oats, Chia seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, brown sugar, salt and spices. In a small bowl, stir together mashed sweet potatoes, honey, vanilla extract, coconut oil. Pour this wet mixture into the dry mixture, stir to combine. Pour the granola onto prepared baking sheet, making sure to spread it out into a single layer. Bake for aprx. 40 minutes, or until turning golden, stirring every 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool. Then, stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container (Glass jars are great for this!). This will last for a month, or so, unless you eat it all before then!


How do I like to eat this? A bit of Greek yogurt, topped with some granola, and drizzled with honey. Delicious! 

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