Okay, finally! I made a batch of granola the other day and it is worthy of the version 2.0 title. There is only thing that I would change but we’ll get to that later.
Firstly, this is a bigger batch than the other’s by about a quart. I did this on purpose because I wanted to make a slightly lower calorie option so I could eat it more comfortably in massive quantities…..I’m joking, kind of.
Granola Version 2.0
- 8 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 package of sweetened coconut flakes (store was out of unsweetened and I can’t help but like these)
- 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
- 1 3/4 cup ground flax
- 1 package of raisins
- 1 cups coconut oil
- 1 cups honey
preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients very thoroughly. You want the ground flax seed to be fully distributed because it’ll gum up the second moisture hits it otherwise. Then melt together the honey and coconut oil and pour over dry ingredients and use your hands to get everything evenly coated.
Spread onto a couple cookie sheets and put in the oven. Mix it every ten to fifteen minutes until browned!
This is a huge quantity. I am hoping it will last a month instead of two weeks…..Avery is obsessed with my granola so it’s not just me. I promise.
Although several of my last breakfasts looked like this.
Tiny bit of milk, tablespoon of peanut butter and a half cup of granola.
Just for the sake of full disclosure to my dear readers, granola is high calorie. VERY high calorie. You don’t want to eat this like cereal. You don’t dump a bunch in a bowl mindlessly. I will give you the stats on this version of granola and you might not like to believe that this is my lowest calorie version yet…….
Serving size: 1/2 cup
So, eat responsibly.
I love sprinkling it on top of my banana/egg pancake or over a bowl of yogurt. When I have it in a bowl I stick to the serving size. So with my peanut butter and milk and everything my breakfast is in the mid 400 cal range which is perfect for me after a night of breastfeeding. My banana/egg pancake plus topping breakfast is there too except it has higher protein content…….but sometimes in hot weather I want a cold breakfast!
I never checked the caloric content of a bag of granola before so I have no idea what normal is but I can tell you that this is super nutritious and waaaaaaay cheaper.
Question: What kind of cold breakfasts do you like? I kind of consider cold cereal to be junk food…so having an alternative like granola is nice.