Wednesday, June 19, 2013

my heavens!

If you've been checking out my blog over the past few weeks, you probably noticed something was amiss. For some reason, the banner was missing! And after multiple (and I mean multiple) attempts to contact the designer, I gave up. Fortunately, I saved the email in which she sent the banner proof, so I installed it myself, and all is right with the world.

My little Eleanor is six months (SIX MONTHS!) old now, and I'm still working to get off the baby weight. All that "nine months on, nine months off" talk is absolutely right. So, Kell and I are trying to eat healthier. Trying.

One of my goals has been to incorporate Greek yogurt into my daily life. I've tried it several times before and nearly gagged each time. But this time it stuck. Why, you ask? Two reasons: fruit on the bottom and granola. Specifically this granola...

Honey Almond Granola

4 Cups Rolled Oats

1 Cup Sliced Almonds

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/4 Cup Wheat Germ

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

1/3 Cup Honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl add and stir together all of the dry ingredients.  

Heat a small sauce pan over low/medium heat.  Add the coconut oil and honey.  Whisk together.  Can also be warmed in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat stirring every 30 seconds until melted and combined.  It's okay if the honey and coconut oil do not completely combine together.  Just warm and whisk until the oil and honey are melted.  

Pour over the oat mixture.  Stir until completely combined.  Dump the granola into a greased rimmed baking sheet.  Spread evenly and press down firmly.  Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool completely before removing from pan.  Store at room temperature in an airtight container. 

I didn't add the wheat germ (that just sounds gross), and I added a cup of Craisins, a very wise decision if I do say so myself!

1 comment:

  1. If you really want to get adventurous, I can teach you how to make the THICKEST and best plain Greek yogurt in the comfort of your own home. Homemade is not only easy, but the tartness that is usually present with store bought, just isn't there with homemade. Truly, it's the bomb dot com. Seriously!