Hey there 2015! I know I have been MIA the past few weeks but I was selfish and made lots of yummy things and ate all of them without taking pictures. (If I ever go on hiatus in the future and you are extremely worried about me, just follow me on insta!) Did I mention I ate ALL OF THE THINGS? Yes I enjoyed my holidays, possibly too much… but that’s what January is for! I am now trying to be super committed to eating well and working out because… i’m getting married in 79 DAYS!!!!!!!! I’m only a little excited. I also might be checking the weather in Punta Cana everyday (note: it’s always between 82-84). So in order to be healthy and watch my calorie intake I have to start making most of what I eat from scratch. I know greek yogurt is super healthy but I need to eat it with granola. Most granolas have tons of added stuff whether it be nuts or dried fruit that just add to the calorie count. So I made this stripped down granola that is only 105 calories for 1/4 cup! Its perfect to add to some yogurt or in a smoothie bowl! Or you can totally eat it by the handful.
Key ingredient in getting this a bit sweet and extra crispy? HONEY! Here is a little mix of 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of water. Microwave it until it is easy to pour!
Then pour over your oats!
Mix well, lay out on a baking sheet and bake!
Then we have beautiful crunchy granola.
Yum yum yum! This makes 4 cups of Granola. Each serving is 1/4 cup so you come out with 16 servings!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix honey and water in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds or until mixture can pour easily. Add salt and extracts to mixture. In a large bowl combine oats and honey mixture. Stir until oats are fulled coated in honey mixture. Sprinkle a little cinnamon in if you please! Pour mixture onto baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stir granola, then bake for another 20 minutes. Remove and let cool!