Calorie Counters Beware: {Homemade Granola Recipe}


I  don’t know what’s worse– the days leading up to vacation or the days immediately following. I can feel my pace slowing already as our departure approaches. Between sleeping later, folding less, and using my favorite new phrase “Go. Play.“, I find myself in a sort of vacation dress rehearsal {sans the stage makeup… or any makeup for that matter. My cosmetic bag sees more action from my two-year-old than from me these days.}

There’s a reason this is not a video blog.

On top of which all I can think about is food. So, it is with all of the motivation I can possibly heave-ho that I bring you this homemade granola recipe. I am narrowing down the finalists for the Beasley Family Beach Vacation Menu. When I mentioned packing some homemade granola, I thought Clark was going to suggest we hitch a trailer-full to the back of the van in the unlikely event that famine breaks out across Hilton Head Island. He looovves this recipe. And so, from my kitchen to yours, I bring you:

{Dairy-free} Homemade Granola:

4 cups of slow-cooking oats

Handfuls of:
almonds {whole or sliced}
coconut flakes
dried fruit– dates, cranberries, raisins, whatever you fancy
chopped pecans

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oats, nuts, and dried fruit together in a large bowl. Melt coconut oil and mix together with honey. Pour oil and honey on dry ingredients and stir. Spread on cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Stir and bake an additional 5 minutes.

{Image via Let’s Live La Vida}


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