I wanted granola.
I looked in the cabinet and we didn’t have any granola.
I looked out the front door…
…and realized, I wouldn’t be going to the store anytime soon. 2012 is comin’, you guys. I feel it. Just kidding, I don’t believe that… that much.
I made granola.
I ate granola.
I stocked our cabinet with an essential breakfast cereal.
And now, I’m blogging and watching The Office.
And enjoying my snow day.
What are you guys doing on your snow day???
Vanilla Cranberry Walnut Granola
This is a very healthy granola. You can omit the wheat germ, flax seed, and psyllium fiber if you want, I just added it for the extra health benefits.
3 cups oats
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon flax seed
¼ cup coconut flakes
½ cup nut of choice
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ cup honey
¼ cup oil
1/8 cup egg whites, or 1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon psyllium fiber
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven while preparing granola.
Mix together the first list of ingredients in a mixing bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together second list of ingredients.
Take out baking sheet and spread out the first mixture on the sheet.
Crumble the second mixture on top.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer if you want granola to stay crunchy.