honey nut granola
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Honey Nut Granola

This weekend was the famous SXSW music, film and interactive festival, that fills the streets of Austin with some of the most talented people in the industry. It is a 2 week long festival that is a non-stop party for the love and appreciation of the arts and needless to say leaves us all extremely exhausted and worn out.

Times like these leave me loving my #1 favorite comfort food: granola. Granola, when done right, gives me the healthy carbs for an instant brain boost, healthy fats for sustenance and bit of sugar for an energy boost. While most the of granolas on the market are pretty unhealthy because of toxic oils like canola and vegetable oils, added sugars, “natural flavors” (MSG), refined and pesticided grains, this version is a clean and tasty alternative. Committing to making your own versions of conventional food items is always a great compromise, because you still get to enjoy the foods you love without putting your health at risk. 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply erin May 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I just have a few questions:) I am going to make this granola receipe, wondering if I cook it on a sheet pan in a regular oven? will it turn out? I think i need to shorten the time as well.. wondering if you have experience doing other methods? Thank you
    ~erin

    • lauren
      Reply lauren May 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Erin,
      Yep- I have put it on a sheet pan and even in a pyrex dish. It did seem to work out just fine. As for the cooking time, ovens vary so much I would just start with 20 minutes if you are using a higher heat and just check on it. Once it gets a bit crispy its all done 🙂

      • Reply erin May 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

        Thanks Lauren! gonna soak my ingredients tonight and bake off in the morning:) I let you know my out come…

  • Reply erin May 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Lauren, couple questions again.. did you drain the oatmeal and nuts before adding honey and coconut oil? or did you bake it a little to dry it out before mixing wet ingredients? I want to conquer this one it has been a challenge and my turned out to moist on the bottom??? let me know if you have any suggestions thank::))

    • lauren
      Reply lauren May 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Yes, you have to drain all the soaked items, nuts and oatmeal first. You might want to let them dry out a bit and then add the coconut oil and honey if you wanted to bake it with less time. The idea would be that you either need to bake it longer if you don’t let the soaked items dry out a bit, since we want it to have a dry crunchy consistency. You might have to play around with how long you cook it for since all ovens differ.

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