My snack of choice lately has been granola and yogurt. I pretty much eat every 2-2.5 hours since baby #2 has been making me super hungry, not that I’m complaining. I love food and I love to eat! So each morning, about 2.5 hours after breakfast, I’ll have my yogurt and granola. But granola can get pretty expensive in both price and, in some cases, calorie/sugar intake. So I decided I’d make my own to save some money.
Ingredients: 3 cups Rolled Oats, 1 cup Honey, 1 Small pkg. Sliced Almonds, 1 Tbsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, Pinch of Salt
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. To make the almonds spread out more through the granola, I crunched them in the package a bit before putting them in the bowl.
Soften the honey in the microwave (no more than about 20 seconds) and stir in the vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well again.
Spread the oat mixture evenly on a cookie sheet. Make sure you’ve sprayed it with cooking spray or lined it with aluminum foil. (I prefer the foil method) Bake for 12-15 mins. Take out and stir/flip the granola around and bake again for about 5-8 more minutes until golden brown. While you’re baking the second time, keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn. Once it’s done baking, let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Cooling it before eating allows it to get crunchy.