½ cup gluten-free oat flour (you can grind your own from whole oats)
1 teaspoon lightly flaked sea salt (or kosher salt)
2 tablespoons Nature's Earthly Choice™ Chia Seeds
¼ cup Nature's Earthly Choice™ Amaranth
¾ cup Nature's Earthly Choice™ Super Grain Blend
3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
¼ cup granulated coconut palm sugar
½ cup canola oil
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a half-sheet (13-inches x 18-inches) rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, and set it aside.
In a large bowl, place the brown rice flour, oat flour and salt, and whisk to combine well. Add the Chia Seeds, Amaranth, Super Grain Blend, rolled oats and sugar, and mix to combine well (working out any lumps in the sugar). Add the oil, maple syrup, and molasses, and mix to combine well. Make sure all of the grains are coated well with sugar, oil, syrup and molasses.
Scrape the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread into an even layer. Place the center of the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven; stir carefully to redistribute all of the ingredients and return to the oven. Bake for another 10 minutes. Again, remove the baking sheet from the oven; stir carefully to redistribute all of the ingredients and return to the oven. Bake for a final 10 minutes, or until the granola is lightly golden brown all over.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely, undistributed. Transfer the granola to a lidded glass container, breaking up large chunks into smaller ones. Seal and store at room temperature.
1 (15oz.) can kidney beans and 1 (15oz.) can black beans (no salt), drained and rinsed
1 ½ cup corn kernels, no salt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime, optional
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced (optional)
In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook Super Grain Blend according to package instructions; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in Super Grain Blend, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and 1-2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir in beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice.