I never thought of myself as a ‘crunchy granola’ type of person but lately granola is all I can think about. Sweet, crunchy fruit studded granola. Oh my.
I get bored so easily with my breakfast foods but my go-to combo of greek yogurt, strawberries and granola hasn’t failed me yet! So this granola came in extra handy come breakfast time!
I’m sad that I didn’t save any to make cookies with but then again, this recipe is simple enough to throw together any night.
I halved the recipe and still got an entire baking sheet worth of granola. I skipped the powdered milk and dried fruit because I didn’t have any on hand. I added pecans because: hello? toasted pecans! And I subbed the maple syrup for more honey because well, I didn’t have that on hand either. Who doesn’t have maple syrup in their house? Apparently this looney toon right here.
I only baked for a little over an hour because my granola started to turn brown rather quickly and I didn’t stir the granola every 15 mins because I wanted nice big clusters! The texture was crunchy and the flavor was smoky and sweet. I loved the bursts of flavor that I got from the nuts although I missed the tart flavors of the dried fruit. I won’t skip out on that next time.
All in all this was a good granola recipe. I don’t think that this is the one I would want to marry, if one could marry such things, but it was good none-the-less.
Up next week: Sweet Almond Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Mascarpone Frosting
Ps. This is my 100th post!! I’ll be celebrating next week with a little giveaway to all of my lovely readers :) Stay tuned!