Monday, December 29, 2014

Homemade Power Granola


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Warning: You won't want to stop eating this! 

There, I said it. Don't say I didn't warn you! 

This granola is packed full of healthy, energizing foods. There's healthy fats, protein, B vitamins and fiber! Just grab a handful before your workout or in the afternoon when you feel a slump coming on. And the best part? It's SO easy to make! 

Things you'll need:

A large bowl
An 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups of oats
1/4 cup of ground flaxseed 
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of slivered almonds
3 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 tsp of vanilla

(optional ingredients: shredded coconut, walnut pieces, almond butter (in place of peanut butter).


How to make your own power granola:

Mix all the measured ingredients in a bowl. Mix gently enough to not crush your ingredients, but enough to completely mix the honey and pb.


Once it's mixed pour it in to the baking dish and press it down to pack it in (use wax paper if it is sticking to your hands).

Next, bake it for 40 min at 300 degrees. 

When the granola is done baking, LET IT COOL BEFORE YOU BRAKE IT UP IN TO PIECES.

And last...ENJOY! 

Everyone is our family loved this granola. My kids even asked for it in their school lunches! What a healthy snack to have on hand!