Until yesterday, I was a homemade granola virgin. Yep, it's crazy. I love granola, yet the only kind I knew about was the
unbelievably tasty high in fat and calories kind found in grocery stores. I guess it never occurred to me that the whole process was so simple.
Here's my super simple recipe:
--2 cups of oats
--1/2 cup of peanut butter (chunky)
--1/4 cup of honey
--a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Add everything into a bowl, stir it up, and spread onto a baking sheet. I baked mine at 400 for 20 minutes, stopping in the middle to stir it up and make sure nothing was burning.
Here's the before baking pic, on the tray, and then a close of the finished product:
So simple. It turned out perfectly, but I would add some dried fruit (I didn't have any) to make it a little less dry. Next time! So far I have eaten way too much of it by the handful, but it was also great over greek yogurt and fruit:
I also got mail last night! The good kind--not bills and junk mail. It was my prize from Marisa over at The Pace of my Life. I won some Gotein, which I love, and also some Gu gel, Gu Brew, and a pair of Nike running socks. Score! Thanks, Marisa! Head on over to check out her blog if you don't follow her yet, and cheer her on as she trains for a half-marathon.
Have you ever made granola before? Best way to eat granola?
First time! And it's definitely the best eaten plain out of my hand. And going to get some now.
Ok, this is the place to brag: what recent workout are you most proud of? Speedy run, mammoth lifting session? Brag people!
Wednesday's run was great, speedy for me at least. But I'm most proud that I held a shoulder stand last night for the whole length of time on the yoga video--it was my first time! Yay me!