I am not a huge fan of granola purchased commercially. But when it comes up on a restaurant menu or I find a good recipe, I cannot resist to try yet again, to find a good combination. And that is all it is, really. Oats, nuts and some kind of sweet binder, dry it out in the oven. So why is it so tricky?
Today I went with:
- 1 cup rolled oats, (mine had bran and flax seeds in it)
- 1/2 cup rough cut almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, (didn’t see the sunflower seeds until it was too late)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Wrath, chocolate/chili to taste, (this is my secret ingredient for today)
The 2 males in my house really enjoyed this for breakfast. But I suspect they would like almost anything homemade and served up to them in the morning. My daughter starts out strong for about the first bite and a half. Then she falters. Her list of “do not eat” is so long and always changing that I have given up trying to please her. It always amazes me that she get’s enough nutrition to grow, let alone be as active and healthy as she is.
Credit to Donna Hay from “No time to Cook”.