prairie lentil granola

Canadian Prairie Lentil Granola

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


A heart healthy granola based on some of the Prairie’s finest ingredients!


  • ½ cup red or brown dried lentils
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 cups oats
  • 2/3 cup drained and rinsed canned lentils
  • 2/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds (hearts)
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup dried blueberries


  1. In a large pot combine the dry lentils and water. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer until the lentils are cooked and most of the water has evaporated.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Add in the canola oil and honey. Once the honey has melted, stir in the vanilla and salt. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the oats, canned lentils, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Stir well to combine.
  5. Spread onto a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes then stir.
  7. Bake another 10 minutes then stir.
  8. Bake another 5 minutes then stir.
  9. The granola is done once most of it has started to turn brown.
  10. Allow to cool then combine with blueberries and transfer to a sealed container.


  • Serving Size: 16
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