Sunday, May 26, 2013

Grand ole granola

Full disclosure here, this recipe is a bit indulgent, but still probably slightly less indulgent than its supermarket counterpart. Granola is one of those faux diet foods (not entirely sure how it got a healthy rep, but then again I'm not sure how cottage cheese was the thing to eat at one point either...) and it's usually quite expensive. You can actually make your own granola using just three ingredients.

To make Tiny Tummy's less-guilt granola, you will need:
1 cup oats
1 cup mixed nuts
maple syrup to taste (enough to coat the nuts and granola without leaving it goopy)

To prepare, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grind nuts and oats in a food processor until it is in small pieces (you could just grind the nuts and leave the oats whole if you'd prefer that). Transfer to a bowl and add maple syrup (you can add water to thin it and use less), and mix well until the entire mixture is coated. Spread mixture on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the granola has started to crisp up. It keeps best in an air tight container, but will start to lose its crunch over time, so no need to go crazy making a gigantic batch! Pin It

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