I have been having a weird health thing lately, but the upside is that it has made me want to be healthier. One thing I knew would help me was some greek yogurt – that stuff is healthy!
I don’t mind some kinds plain, but the kind I got in bulk needs a little sprucing up. I decided to buy some granola at Whole Foods to spice it up, but that just wasn’t going to be an everyday thing because it was quickly going to get pricey. I popped on the ol’ internet and found a recipe from one of my favorite people: Alton Brown.
Here is the recipe:
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.
It was super simple! I actually left out the nuts and raisins and coconut because they’re not my favorite. I thought about adding in craisins, but opted to keep it more simple so I could add fruit to the yogurt as well. I had everything else on hand already so it made it a super cheap recipe too. It is soooooooooo tasty, and it made a lot as well. Now the hubby and I are fighting over who gets to eat it!