Chocolate Peanut Granola

Today Emma and I stayed in our pj’s. I decided after yesterday’s crazy schedule, that today would be dedicated to doing whatever we want. Emma has already chomped on a Hershey bar, I am about to make myself some healthy nachos (it’s the other food group fyi) then take a shower around 1pm. God bless today. Emma slept in till 9am (God thank you!) this morning which meant I had a nice QUIET relaxed breakfast. I was even feeling ambitious enough to make granola. This is saying something because I tried a while back a FAILED miserably. It was horrible, burnt, waste of many ingredients- I was frustrated to say the least. So I just resolved to always buy it. (but it’s super expensive *sigh) That was until I came to a blog. (sorry, I forgot how I got there and I don’t have the page anymore) So I tried it…and ….drum roll please….it turned out great! They’re in jars now awaiting yogurt, milk, fruit or just to be eaten as a snack. I am so happy. I’m giddy really. It’s not really that hard…I don’t know what I did last time. Emma really liked it too- but it has chocolate in it so…yeah. Maybe I’ll make it as a present for someone. Or keep this in mind and simply add dried cranberries and pistachios to make a “Christmas blend”. hehe. I’m actually going to add raisins or craisins to it later today. Yum…

All that’s in it is: Oats, sweetened coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, pieces of peanuts and then just drizzled with maple syrup. The key is to keep taking it out about every 10 min and tossing it so it’s all getting evenly toasted and clumpy. I added chocolate chips after I took them out and they conveniently melted to make even more clumps 🙂 Raisins will be added after a shopping trip later today.

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Granola Cooling

Yummy yummy in my tummy

Emma eating after it has cooled

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