I love a challenge.
My challenge lately has been granola.
My father in law challenged me to make homemade granola that is as tasty as the stuff he gets at whole foods. It has proved to be a greater challenge than anticipated.
But I’m getting closer.
This basic granola was batch #1. I wanted to make something super simple to taste and then go from there. Don’t get me wrong, this granola was good. But it was no where near my father in laws (nor my) expectations.
I can’t wait to share some of the amazing granola recipes I am coming up with at home. They are life changing. In the mean time, you can play with this recipe and add or subtract whatever ingredients you would like!
I went with the basics.
You start with oats. Then you add 1 cup of any nut of choice, and 1/2 cup of a smaller nut (Pepita, sunflower seed, etc). You then add your sweetener: Honey, maple syrup, agave, sugar. You choose spices or extracts of choice. You can also add shredded coconut, flax seed, chia or hemp seed. And then you choose a fruit or sweet addition (chocolate chip, craisin, raisin, dried banana, apricot pieces).
The reason I’m so excited about my granola experiment is because I’ve had a lot of fun thinking up new ideas. There are sooooooooo many brands and concoctions out there and I’ve been finding plenty of inspiration.
I’ll keep you posted as I progress and make new batches, but will start you off with this one!
Hope you’re having a great week! It is cold and gloomy here and I am looking very forward to a potential warm day/thunderstorms tomorrow!
As I mentioned last week, I have some super exciting news to share with you this week (not pregnant, Mom. No one get too excited) that I will tell you about on Friday. Until then, make this granola to crunch on in anticipation.