A couple nights ago, as I was lying in bed, I could not stop thinking about granola – I know very bizarre and one would wonder why I share things like this. I already make an awesome granola recipe using pure maple syrup but now my thoughts were going towards honey, specifically honey and nuts.
I woke up the next morning at 6:00am and headed downstairs to start trying out new granola recipes. Let me just state that I am on vacation this week and technically should be sleeping in but if haven’t already noticed I have some issues. When a recipe gets into my head I get in this MUST MAKE NOW mindset.
I used this granola recipe, by Ellie Krieger, as a guideline and foundation. The first batch I made was good but it wasn’t “sticky” or sweet enough. With the second batch I added a little more honey and a couple tablespoons of brown sugar. It was delicious! For lunch yesterday I sprinkled a little on my Greek yogurt, added fresh strawberries, and was completely satisfied.
I only had whole raw almonds on hand so that is what I used. Next time I will probably use sliced almonds. This would help the almonds disperse better throughout the granola. I tried crushing the almonds with a meat mallet but let’s just say that did not work out.
As with any granola recipe you can substitute and add any of your favorite nuts and/or dried fruits. Just keep in mind the more you add the more the calories increase.