Well, I made it to my second Pilates class…and didn’t keel over! Don’t get me wrong, it was still extremely hard and had me huffing & puffing but I made it. I definitely think this class will be in the rotation!
It has been a hot minute since I’ve made homemade granola and since we bought a huge canister of old fashioned oats I figured it was high time to make some crunchy goodness!
For my first batch, I created just a plain chocolate granola going off of this recipe.
Some substitutions I made:
- Almond extract for coconut extract
- More cocoa powder (1/2 tbsp) for protein powder (no chocolate protein powder, wah)
- Add ground flax seed for some omega 3’s
Crunchy, sweet (but not too sweet!), chocolatey and homemade! What more could you ask for?
After making that, I moved on my next creation, Protein Peanut Butter Vanilla Granola! Say that five times fast!
I based my creation off of this recipe of Julie’s. I double her recipe (because…I mean, come on, I need even more granola, right?!) Added flax seed & half a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
By far my favorite. Maybe because I have an obsession with peanut butter. But it’s SO GOOD. Great topped on greek yogurt!
Question: What’s your favorite kind of granola?