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Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tanztanz

Makes 20 servings



An energy-powered snack with protein, good nut fats, and much lower sugar than a grocery-bought granola bar.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters

3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pistachios
1 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons ground flax seed

Recipe Directions for Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a fine sieve; drain. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa; return to a boil. Stir quinoa; cover, and reduce heat. Simmer until most liquid is absorbed and quinoa is slightly undercooked, about 12 minutes; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, fluffing with a fork occasionally, until pale golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in a large bowl.

  2. Spread oats on baking sheet; bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Add oats to quinoa. Spread seeds on baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, about 7 minutes. Add to quinoa mixture; let cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.

  3. Toss nuts, apricots, sugar, and salt with quinoa mixture. Beat maple syrup, oil, and vanilla into ground flax seeds + 7.5 tablespoons water; stir into quinoa mixture.

  4. Line a 12-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment; lightly coat with cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto sheet for each cluster; space 3 inches apart. Flatten to 1/4 inch thick. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until crisp, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

  5. Read more at Marthastewart.com: Quinoa, Apricot, and Nut Clusters - Martha Stewart Recipes

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 33.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
112
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
133mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
15.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
2.9g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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