Be honest now and confess: how long does a jar of granola last for?
Chances are high that, if you leave a jar of chunky, chocolaty goodness unattended and I happen to be nearby… you no longer have said jar. I mean, you do have the jar, as I don’t eat glass BUT what about its content? Gone. All gone.
MINUTES. It lasts mere minutes – that’s the answer you’re going for.
What is it with granola, that one spoonful of it won’t just suffice. I need about three pounds of it just to satisfy my cravings for something crunchy and delicious. Why does storebought granola have to be so full of nasties WHY. All da sugar, all da additives, all da weird things I definitely don’t want to it a spoonful of, let alone three pounds (although I must say: you put the jar in front of me, I’ll still eat it) together in one jar of crispy perfection.
WHY, granola masters, WHY.
That’s why I decided to make my own granola. Also, it’s holiday time and I was bored out of my mind (and kinda ignoring all the uni work I have to get done asap and the fact that I haven’t gone for a run in probably two years already), so granola time it is!
My version is free of refined sugars (coconut sugar all the way, bby!), packed with fiber and lower in oil than most commercial stuff. For goodness’ sake people THERE’S FRUIT IN IT. Let’s eat four pounds instead! Five! SIX! All of it! I want it alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.
Classic Consuelo getting all excited about granola. Did you expect it any other way? Will I ever not get so worked up over breakfast goodies? I guess not. They still have to invent a breakfast food I dislike.
Anyway, let’s move back onto granola. This granola here, although healthy, is every bit as delicious as you’d expect a good granola to be. Chunky, crunchy, sweet and packed with chai flavour and a hint of vanilla. Does that sound delicious or what? The addition of mashed pear not only cuts down on sugar and oil, but also adds some incredible flavour. Don’t like pears? Add applesauce. Don’t like that either? I’m guessing mashed banana would work just fine, but the flavour might not be *as good*. Or maybe it will, if you happen to like bananas a lot. I simply don’t so apple or pear sauce for me it is!
Want to make this jar of granola even better? White chocolate chunks to the rescue!! Now, they might not be the healthiest thing ever but they sure are tasty! I kinda need to stop putting white chocolate in every single thing I make because that stuff is expensive when you buy dairy-free… but flippity flap, people: how good is it. Fear not, my broke pals: I’m coming to save you! There’s a spankin’ new recipe for dairy-free white choc coming your way so soon.
Chai spices + vanilla + pear + white choc = best granola ever. Now, this isn’t going to exactly stop you from eating it all… but at least it’s healthy… until you throw in that second bar of white choc… but hey look, there’s fruit in it… fruit.
Please, don’t forget to send over a jar if you end up making it.
I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. Truly. There’s like no granola left and I made it just yesterday. Oops.