Bathing suit season is now upon us and since most of my mental energy is spent lusting over Shake Shack Burgers, lobster rolls (Red Hook or Luke’s) and truffle pizzas I need to get really creative in veering my taste buds towards more healthful options this summer. Luckily, I love salads and vegetables (almost) as much, so finding bikini-friendly lunch and dinner options is mostly manageable. However, it’s the healthy breakfast replacements that really trip me up. No joke, I could be a professional breakfast burrito or bacon-egg-and-cheese-on-a-croissant eater. This means things like yogurt parfaits, fresh fruits or granola don’t have a chance with me. But alas, I discovered a loophole in my brilliant
ly flawed food logic. It turns out I love granola if I make it myself! So here’s my recipe for a super easy, healthy homemade granola. Not too sweet with plenty of nutty goodness, it (kind of) keeps me away from the good ol’ American breakfast.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup walnuts/pecans
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1.5 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup salted pepitas
- short dry 1/2 cup of maple syrup (as in, don’t fill it all the way to the top)
- 1.5 T apple pie spice (or some combination of cinnamon, ginger, clove and/or allspice)
Seriously great recipe!!! I’ve already made it twice, I love this granola!
Thanks for sharing
I had this at the Cape when Kristen brought some and loved, loved, loved it! I just came back to get the recipe to make some myself tonight. Can’t wait – I need good granola fix.