I find there are two recurrent food items that I am always making and/or blogging about.
That about sums up my life in the kitchen these days. Because even when things get busy, there is always time to make a batch of granola. And, if there isn’t, then life’s priorities need to be reevaluated.
Granola is easy. And it’s delicious. And it makes me happy. In other words, it’s worth taking 30 minutes out of the day to make a batch.
(This is my go-to granola recipe: Simply Granola)
I followed it to the letter today, except I doubled up on the maple syrup (I wanted a SWEET batch made with my cousin’s own maple syrup!!) and I subbed in wheat germ for the flax seed because that’s what I had on hand. I also added in walnuts and pumpkin seeds for extra crunch.
This was one of my favorite batches yet.
Sweet ‘n’ salty.
I paired it with some non-fat plain yogurt and an orange for a fun afternoon snack.
Yessiree, Bob. Granola sure does me make me happy.
Don’t be afraid to tweak ingredients! If you think cocoa would be good, add a scoop! If you like fruity granola, add a handful of raisins or cranberries during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Or use honey or agave in place of the maple syrup. Have fun!)
QUESTION: What is your favorite flavor for granola?? I like mine plain and simple for the most part. Sweet and salty with plenty of crunch. I don’t really like fruit in my granola and tend to keep them out. But occasionally I’ll add in some dried cranberries to the mix. 😀