This post is a two-parter. I shouldn’t really break it up because the second half is so simple, but I’m going to anyway.
I’ve been kind of off the grid on and off the past few weeks. The weather has been wonderful most of the time, at least on the weekends, when I would usually get a lot of writing done. So my writing – for my blog and for a few other things – has been falling off the wayside. I have a lot of fun things for the blog coming up though!
Anyway, if you didn’t know, I love oatmeal. I get in food ruts where I eat the same thing over and over, mainly because I love it and I don’t have to worry about eating something I don’t love. I ate my pumpkin pie oatmeal for probably three months straight before finally switching it up.
I had a bag of custom-made oatmeal from MyOatmeal (gluten free tiramisu, to be exact) and thought it would make a super easy and tasty base for granola. I was right! You can get basically every flavor of oatmeal you would ever want which means you can easily make any flavor of granola you want. Making your own granola means you also know what goes into it (i.e. the second ingredient isn’t sugar).
Also lots of
snaps thanks to Davida who told me to lower the oven temperature and add egg whites when I was telling her I kept destroying batches of granola. She and I also agree on the fact that keeping granola in the house is dangerous for both of us so I really needed to get this right so I stopped having tons of granola around. Maybe burned granola wasn’t good enough for the blog, but it was good enough for yogurt.
- 2 cups oats (I used a custom blend from MyOatmeal)
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Spread mix in a thin layer on baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, stirring carefully ever 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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What is your favorite way to eat granola? Oh, and if you want to try MyOatmeal, you can use promo code Cassoats15 for 15% off!