When it comes to granola, some people think of those dreadfully dry sticky often chocolate covered bars parents put in their kid’s lunch boxes. Others think of a dry mealy cereal preferred by health nuts who eschew a REAL breakfast in favor of something comparable to horse feed.
But granola doesn’t have to come in bar form, and it doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar. It doesn’t have to be dry and unpleasant, but it CAN be an amazingly healthy and delicious breakfast item.
This granola adopts the KISS principle: KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!
With just a few ingredients, and a few minutes in the oven you’ll have something tasty and protein filled that with a dollop of yogurt and fruit, becomes a deliciously healthy alternative to the fatty bacon-and-egg breakfast!
Here’s How You Do It
Difficulty Level: Easy
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Serves 4 – Can be kept in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days
1 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
½ Cup Plain All Bran Cereal
2 Tablespoons Sunflower Seeds Or Crushed Nuts – Use what you like
4 Tablespoons Margarine
2 Tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter – Optional – It adds extra protein but if you or your loved ones are allergic, leave it out
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
3 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Pinch of Salt
½ Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Measuring Cups and Spoons
1 Rubber Spatula
1 Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat to line the baking sheet with
Preheat your oven to 325 oF
Mix all the ingredients in your bowl using your trusty rubber spatula until thoroughly combined.
Spread the mixture out onto your baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes
Cool in the pan and serve as is or with a nice dollop of Plain Greek Yogurt and some fresh or thawed frozen fruit and honey.
And HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
-Samantha R. Gold
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