The minute I sent the first email out, I threw up in my mouth a little.
WHAT IF THEY SAY NO?
What if they hate it? Hate me? What if they try to correct my spelling and debate me on the Oxford comma? And I spiraled for about 10 minutes.
Then I got up, took a shower, walked Bella and decided I’m still alive and everything’s okay.
(there’s probably a lesson in here somewhere)
This happened about 5 more times until I started getting the most amazing messages of support and excitement from you and god damn you guys make me cry.
So enough emotional shit for this first post, I’m giving you something easy to make. I’m talking you could do this high/drunk/sleep walking/hungover/insert-your-favorite-vice-here. I do it while watching Gilmore Girls.
STOP JUDGING ME.
One of my pet peeves is store bought granola. It filled with sugar/chemicals or it costs a million dollars for the good stuff. And you wind up eating it in a single sitting. (just me?)
To make it yourself is so goddamn easy and cheap that I can’t let this capitalistic granola charade go on any longer.
The inspiration for this particular recipe came to mind after a friend asked me what my favorite nut in the nut jar is. This is what conversation looks like when you’ve spent 10 days in Asia together.
Well, my favorite nut is the peanut.
I can hear you laughing so I’ll give you a minute to collect yourself.
Say what you will but the humble peanut has a lot to offer. Just try getting through the day without peanut butter. If you don’t like peanuts, swap in your favorite nut from the nut jar.
Tell me if you make this honey nut granola! Let me know if you like it or the recipe doesn’t make sense.
Honey Nut Granola
(makes 4ish cups)
1.5 cups rolled oats
1.5 cups puffed millet (I find this at whole foods. If you can’t find it, just use more oats – but it adds a fiber-filled crunchy cereal component)
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
Pinch of salt
1. Put it all in a bowl and mix it.
2. Put it on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper in a 250F oven for 55ish minutes
3. That’s the recipe folks.
Seriously, that’s it. Throw some hemp seeds on top. Mix it halfway through. Ovens are weird and different so watch it towards the end. You want toasty granola, not burnt. Though honestly, you’ll still want to eat it anyway.
Bonus tip – you see those clustery clusters of granola? Usually, you have to add a TON of fucking sugar to get those. Instead, halfway through your baking drizzle on some honey. NO MIXING. Leave it. It will get all golden and clustery in the oven.