Thursday, March 5, 2015


I'm seriously always making granola now. I don't even use a recipe anymore. Junk in a bowl, make it wet, cook it. Done. It's that easy.

I did happen to write this particular concoction down, and it was pretty popular around here...  sooo I thought sharing is caring.

This granola will literally lift you up and take you flying ever so effortlessly through the clouds. It will do your laundry, pay your bills and find the missing socks for you. Forget meditation and warm lemon water... This stuff is amazing and so good for you, it's illegal.


Preheat: 325 degrees

1 cup Oats
1 cup Quinoa Flakes
1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
1/2 cup Hemp Seed Hearts
1/2 cup Hazelnut Meal
1/3 cup ground flax seed
1 cup Almonds
1 cup unsweetened Coconut flakes
1/4 Chia seeds
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/4 Tbsp Truvia powder (Please feel free to substitute with 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey)
3/4 cup melted Coconut oil
1/3 cup water
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Throw it all in a bowl and mix it up really well.

Separate ingredients onto 2 large cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake and watch and turn. Bake and watch and turn. I set my timer for every 10 minutes and that seemed too little, then i tried 15 and that was too much. Basically when the edges of the mixture start to brown you need to mix and turn it again. After turning it 3 times, take it out and let it cool before placing in an airtight container.

Makes enough for 12 1/2 cup servings, But in my house it doesn't last that long.

IMPORTANT NOTE: my 11-year-old non granola eater eats this. Super weird. 


GRANOLA POWER: First and Foremost

I know...  crappy weird picture with indescribably dirty granola container. I know. Frankly in person it just doesn't look that dirty. Mea Culpa.

Anyhoo, the granola is delicious and super good for you. But I've been making a lot of granola lately, So this is only the beginning. I need to get back on the blogging horse, and this sub-par picture is what I had today in the middle of endless snow pant donning, writing assignment and trying to meditate once and for all.



  •  3 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp each ground flax, chia seeds and sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup each pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, chopped almonds and chopped hazelnuts (or any combination of what you have on hand)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Mix the oil, honey and vanilla together. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the flakes and groats are well coated. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking tray. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
If you’d like to add dried fruit, you can do so at the end. I chose to add 1 cup of coconut flakes at the end. I love the crisp white curls in this otherwise monochromatic granola.