Manna Muesli

Spiced Chewy Granola

What do you get when you cross muesli with granola?

Spiced Chewy Granola

The two are so similar, it’s hard to imagine a hybrid.

But if you love both, it’s nice to mix things up with a third version.

Spiced Chewy Granola

This softer granola is only slightly sweet, but it still forms clusters. (That means you don’t have to eat it with a spoon.)

Spiced Chewy Granola

 Spiced Chewy Granola

  •  1/2 C dates
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 C water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 C rolled oats
  • 1 C cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 C milled flax
  • 2 C nuts and seeds

Mix the first five ingredients in a blender.

Spiced Chewy Granola

Taste it, and add a dash of anything else you like—maybe cardamom, cloves, or ginger.

Then pour it over the oats, quinoa, and flax.

Spiced Chewy Granola

Stir until the sweet sludge coats everything.

Spiced Chewy Granola

Spread onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 250°F (121°C) for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Spiced Chewy Granola

For the last 15 minutes, add your favorite nuts and seeds.

Spiced Chewy Granola

If you want, you can also add dried fruit when it’s done.

Spiced Chewy Granola

Store in a sealed container.

And before it’s gone, try to decide whether we can really call it granola.

Spiced Chewy Granola

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