My day on Wednesday, aside from a 2 mile run and a Bodypump class, was pretty relaxed, as I spent the majority of it reading and cooking. I also stopped at a local culinary shop, The Rolling Pin, to browse through the supplies and sample all the free goodies.
I know I’ve mentioned before how big of a snacker I am, especially when it comes to nuts, cereals, and other foods that squirrels like. I’ve shared a couple of granola recipes with you before, but I think this is my favorite!
Super Nutty Granola
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar free syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter ( or any nut butter)
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 250°. Combine oats, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, coconut, cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix to ensure an even distribution of the ingredients. In a different bowl, combine canola oil, maple syrup, and honey. Add the syrup mixture to the dry mixture. Finally, add peanut butter (in different spots, preferably), and stir. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes for even color. Remove from oven and enjoy. Of course, you can add raisins and chocolate chips here if you please ( I always do)!
Granola goes great on top of ice cream 😉
Happy Thursday, Y’all!