Granola

It’s spring and you know what that means? Outdoor runs, iced coffee, and…. HOMEMADE GRANOLA.

Yep, that’s right. This girl’s been mixing it up in the kitchen (literally).

After a few requests for my granola recipe, I decided I’d post my top two.. but there’s more to come… like probably maple pecan….. who wouldn’t love maple pecan granola!?

I pair my granola with plain Greek yogurt and whatever berries or fruit are on sale (my FAVORITE is when pomegranates are in season). Or ya know, I just eat it out of the container because……. granola.

Check out the recipes below:
Recipe 1: Peanut butter crunch granola
Preheat oven to 315 degrees OR LESS. **The temperature is important with this recipe so that you don’t burn parts of your mix.**
3 cups rolled oats (I use Bob’s red mill oats)
3/4 cup silvered almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sweetener; choose from maple syrup, honey, or agave
1/4 cup melted coconut oil and 1/4 cup peanut butter- melt together in microwave for 25 seconds and stir until a creamy consistency
1.5 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg white, beaten
1 pinch of salt
Mix together dry ingredients and coconut oil, egg white, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a large bowl.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper
Scoop ingredients from the bowl onto the baking sheets. Bake mixture for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Let cool completely. Put mixture into bowl and add in any dried fruit, dark chocolate or other mix ins you like. My favorites are dried coconut, dried cranberries, dark chocolate, and banana chips.

Recipe 2:
Preheat oven to 315 degrees or LESS. **The temperature is important with this recipe so that you don’t burn parts of your mix.**
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup silvered almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sweetener; choose from maple syrup, honey, or agave
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1.5 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg white, beaten
1 pinch of salt
Mix together dry ingredients and coconut oil, egg white, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a large bowl.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper
Scoop ingredients from the bowl onto the baking sheets.
Add 1 scoop of chocolate peppermint powder sprinkled over mixture before it goes in the oven (I use NutriDYN’s fruit and greens blend, but you could use a chocolate protein powder as a sub- I recommend NutriDYN or Standard Process)
Bake mixture for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Let cool completely. Put mixture into bowl and add in any dried fruit, dark chocolate or other mix ins you like.

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