Simple + Easy Granola

Sunday, April 24, was a good day and I made Granola.

The night before, while sipping mimosas, G and I decided that we were going to make breakfast the next morning. Sounds weird, but lately, maybe the past month or so, we hadn’t made any form of breakfast. It has just been a mixture of protein shakes and fruit for the most part. That could be considered breakfast but not in a traditional way.

We got up bright and early, as we usually do, and decided that we wanted an ELT. Egg, Lettuce, and Tomato. The issue was we didn’t have any bread or eggs, so I had to make a trip to the grocer. Did that and forgot the eggs. Ha. The main reason I went to the store in the first place. *rolls eyes* So breakfast started a little late, but that’s ok.

G fried up the eggs, I poured up the homemade grapefruit juice, and we enjoyed those ELTs. 😀

For the past week though, I’ve had the weirdest urge to make some granola. Mind you, I’ve never in my life made granola before, but the granola cravings have been strong. Before realizing how simple it is to actually make it myself, I’d just buy a small bag from Walmart or somewhere similar. Seeing the health enthusiast on social media make their own granola, I got inspired.

Not only was it super easy and delicious, but it’s so versatile as well. I had some for breakfast on Monday as a cereal [pictured above]. I used unsweetened almond milk … it was damn good too. You can use the granola as a yogurt topper or as a grab and go snack. However you choose to use it, I promise it’ll be worth your while.

Shoutout to Epicurious for the basic instructions.

Munch Worthy Granola

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats [Rolled Oats]
  • 1/3 Cup of Warmed Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 - 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Capful of Molida Mexican Vanilla
  • 1 Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Peanuts
  • Cinnamon to Taste
  • 1 Small Handful of Cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients [oats, nuts + seeds] in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients [oil, syrup, vanilla]. Then combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until all dry ingredients are completely covered.
  5. Add spices [cinnamon] + salt to taste.
  6. Place mixture into baking dish on an even flat layer. Bake for 45 mins or until dry + golden brown.
  7. NOTE Add all FRUIT [cranberries, raisins, etc.] at the end. Putting dried fruit in the oven will make them hard.
  8. Let the granola cool completely then transfer to an air tight container [mason jar or Tupperware]. Granola can last up to 3 weeks.
  9. Enjoy!
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