Some days require more planning than others. Yesterday was one of those days. I knew I was going to be going to the doctor to get cortisone shots in my knees. And I knew that I would subsequently be hobbling around for a day or so afterwards.
So, I went into planning mode, taking care of the next 24 hours' worth of business yesterday morning before the appointment: vacuuming, walking the dog, cleaning the kitchen, ordering pizza for dinner, and of course making granola. All of the most important things were done.
My husband's been guzzling granola for the past couple of weeks, and in the process saving a lot of cereal/snack money. So, I decided to feed into his granola kick by switching it up a bit. And, needless to say, it was last night's snack.
It's so easy to make and requires ingredients you probably have at home or could easily substitute. Granola at the store is SO expensive, so homemade granola has been a staple in our home lately. A little planning ahead of time and your husband may even think you shuffled around all day making the crunchy snack. Now that's love, right?
Peanut Butter Granola
Makes about 5 cups
- 4 c rolled oats
- 1/2 c flax seed or flax seed meal
- 1/2 c chopped peanuts
- 1/2 c honey (a little more if you want a sweeter, clumpier granola)
- 1/4 c vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c peanut butter