maple nut granola.

homemade granola

One could say I'm a little bit granola.

Wildflowers are my favorite, I don't eat meat, I love my station wagon, I'm addicted to Kombucha, messy hair is my thing (and usually my only option, but still).

homemade granola
homemade granola

I also love eating granola. Greek yogurt topped with berries and granola has been my breakfast of choice for as long as I can remember.

Most store-bought granola has so much sugar that you might as well be eating ice cream for breakfast. I have nothing against ice cream, but I do have a problem with unhealthy foods posing as healthy foods. If you want ice cream for breakfast, you should definitely eat ice cream for breakfast.  But if you want a healthy granola breakfast, make your own granola. It is totally worth the little bit of extra effort.

Recipe adapted from Mark Bittman and inspired by Kate Miss

6 cups old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup maple syrup (plus more for drizzling)
1/3 cup walnut oil
1 (heaping) tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple extract
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
1 cup whole almonds
1 cup pecans

Mix everything together and bake on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan at 325 degrees for about thirty minutes, stirring and drizzling extra maple syrup every ten minutes or as needed. I didn't use dried fruits, but I do keep dried cherries and pomegranate seeds on hand and toss them in occasionally.

homemade granola with raspberries and greek yogurt