ONLY 3 MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!
My last day of class is next Monday night! I am beyond excited and at the same time I’m anxious about what happens when I’m done. Since I only have a couple of more days of class my life over the past few days has been consumed by what I have left to do.
State Boards are just around the corner so I’ve been studying and preparing so I’m not overwhelmed and super stressed when test time comes around.
In all the chaos of my final days of school I’ve not cooked a whole lot and have eaten my fair share of cereal and sandwiches for my meals. In order to ease my stress and feel like my old self I got in the kitchen and made granola.
It’s not exactly a four course meal, but I needed to make something to feel sane. I also made pinto beans and cornbread(not pictured) in a crockpot(not together) for us to eat on during the week, since I knew I wouldn’t be cooking.
I know that granola isn’t a meal, but it’s versatile enough to be a snack, side of breakfast, or paired with a light lunch. Since I was eating cereal anyway why not just make it and know what’s in it rather than have mystery preservatives. It took me all of 30 minutes from start to finish with barely any clean up, super plus!
- 2 cups raw nuts( I used almond and pistachios), chopped or whole(depending on your taste)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 6 T agave
- 4 T canola oil
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 1/ 2 cups raisins( or favorite dried fruit)
- 1/2 cup raw, unsweetened coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 250°. In large bowl combine oats, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir. Add agave, oil, and vanilla and stir.
Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Add coconut and raisins and stir the granola well and bake for 15 more minutes. Granola should be baked and dry, but if not stir and bake for 5 minutes, and repeat until desired results.
* For more of a treat you can add semi sweet chocolate at the very end.