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Lentil Granola

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1½ c. dry red lentils
5 T. honey
1 T. vanilla extract
1 c. rolled oats
5 ounces sliced almonds
1 c. shaved coconut
1 c. dried cranberries or desired dried fruit
2 T. olive oil

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add lentils and simmer for five minutes or until just tender. Drain lentils and spread out on a tray. Allow to steam dry and cool. Preheat your oven to 300 F. Combine honey, vanilla and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Toss the cooled lentils in the honey mixture. Spread the coated lentils on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir in oats and almonds and continue baking for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Next add coconut and dried fruit and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until everything is browned. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Servings Per Container 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories  150 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  6 9%
Saturated Fat 
Trans Fat   
Sodium  10 mg
Total Carbohydrate  19 6%
Dietary Fiber  3 12%
Protein  5  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % Iron  1%
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4