Thursday, July 15, 2010

Next you will be calling me a tree-hugger

That's right folks, I'm going all granola on you.

I made granola for breakfast this morning. Danger!! As far as granola goes, it isn't half bad--no added sugar, heart-healthy nuts and very little oil. The problem is not the granola, it's me. I can't stop eating it.

This morning for breakfast I had granola with milk. For my morning snack I had granola with yogurt. Lunch has been granola and watermelon (I'll have a light string cheese, too, so at least I get some protein in today.) It tastes REALLY good sprinkled on top of fat free chocolate frozen yogurt. I know that from previous experience...

Here's the recipe. Don't say I didn't warn you!!

3 TBSP canola oil
1 cup honey
2 TBSP vanilla
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 TBSP orange zest
1 cup coconut
2 TBSP cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Spread in a thin layer over a greased jelly roll pan. Bake 10 minutes, then stir the mixture and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let cool. Add raisins if desired.


Chad and Amy said...

speaking from expierence when eating lots of homemade granola make sure you are not nursing a baby at the same time. It makes for very unpleasant diaper changes. Not that changing diapers is pleasant to begin with, I guess I should say more frequent diaper changes!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the tip, Amy. I'm sure that will help some of the other readers. I know I will never again have that issue!!