Granola Recipe

Having snacks on hand that are quick to make, eat, and are portable are always on my lookout recipe list. We are spending more time outside thanks to Spring arriving promptly. I looked up a recipe for granola and at the store a few weeks ago I decided to pick up supplies for granola.

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Granola Recipe

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix in a bowl:

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds (add more or less as desired)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine together (this part may need heating up on the stove-top) :

  • 3 tablespoons of agave syrup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry and mix together until all pieces are thoroughly coated.

Spread the mix on a flat baking tray.

Place in over and bake for 15 minutes. Stir. Bake for about 15 more minutes, or until golden.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Slightly stir the cooling granola. This will help the granola cool in a more chunky formation.

Enjoy alone or with yogurt after the granola is completely cooled.

 

Do you have any fun snack recipes being made lately? Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Berry Smoothie Recipe

Winter does not deter us from smoothies. Saving fruit in the freezer is helpful for us, because we have a short berry season, but we don’t always have a local stock of fruit, and often buy from the store. Are smoothies drinkable ice cream? Possibly!  IMG_5374.jpg

Berry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup berries (I love raspberries and blueberries)
  • 2 bananas
  • splash of water, coconut water, almond milk, apple juice, or anything else you might like. More watery liquid will make the smoothie more liquid.
  • Yogurt
  • 1 TBS of chia seed (for fiber and great texture)

We use this as a base recipe and add from there. Have fun and please share any smoothies you like to make!