I have never been a very patient person… it’s just not in my nature (my poor poor un born child! thankfully the man friend has more patience than anyone I know- Balance! it’s important).
Any who, waiting of any kind- let alone the life changing kind- has never been my strong suit. The only way I can survive is by keeping myself busy with odd jobs here and there. Everyone keeps telling me to rest and relax while I can but I honestly find keeping busy more relaxing then sitting around like a bump on a log.
Todays ‘job’ was to prep some make ahead breakfast foods for the crazy moments ahead of me and I came up with a totally delicious ‘kitchen sink’ granola. You are going to want to make some of this- SO GOOD!
Measurements are a little hazy as I did a little of this a little of that but i’ll share anyways
4 cups gluten free oats
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped raw peanuts
1/2 cup chopped raw almonds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chopped raw pecans
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4-1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup- 1/2 cup flax seed (whole)
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
Preheat to 325 degrees.
Stir all dry ingredients together. Add wet and stir to combine.
Pour out on parchment lined baking sheets (I needed 3) and bake for 30 minutes- stirring half way. Allow to cool completely before storing. I like to keep granola in glass jars in my freezer.
I just threw in whatever nuts and seeds I had on hand- just use whatever you have and adjust your liquid ingredients as needed.
This granola is great on its own, with a little almond milk, on top of a smoothie, mixed with a little yogurt etc.,
That’s it. Easy peasy! Hope you enjoy