July 12, 2016
(updated April 20, 2021)
Granola… one of these seemingly healthy foods we lavishly add on top of yogurt, oatmeal or eat like cereal, or maybe just eat alone as a snack! I love granola. The taste, texture, CRUNCH, ways to use it, you name it. BUT often times store bought versions have TONS of sugar. No shock there, but seriously, turn over the package and read it before you buy. Your jaw might drop.
I always mention that I’d rather control my sugars by adding it myself, and if it’s something I’m pairing with fresh sweet fruit anyway… why do I even need sugar at all? Seriously though! And if it’s absolutely needed, I can pour a little raw honey or something on my own. But I don’t make it with any sweetener at all. INSTEAD what I love to use is: VANILLA & CINNAMON. Those two together make everything better. Coconut oil too. #LifeHacks
I pair this with any fruit I have on hand like blueberries, banana, strawberries and some almond milk or on top of coconut yogurt.
I tested eating this on a Monday morning, and I don’t want to sound cocky or anything, but it made my day 1000% percent better. I’m just reporting the stats is all. HEHE.
Give this a try and toss the sugary packaged granola or Cocoa Krispies (seriously, those were my favorite as a kid!!) Excess sugar and excess carbs in the morning? NO, BYEEEEEE.
It’s too easy not to make yourself and you’ll feel 100-times better scarfing it down 😉
P.S. I recently read on Food52 that adding egg whites to your granola makes it clumpier!! If you’re not vegan, give it a whirl – it really does work.
Hope you enjoy!
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yum! i love coconut and cocoa together. and you are so right about some granolas in the store having a lot of sugar. talking about DIY, i am on a homemade nut milk kick, and i bet it would be so delicious with this. i’m glad a bowl of this kicked off your week on a high note! xo
Thank you, love!! AHCK – I saw your brazil nut milk and it looked amazing. I am so close to perfecting my favorite almond milk mix I think, it’s so much fun. We should have a granola + milk bar brunch one day hehe 🙂 XO