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Friday, March 8, 2013

Fifty Shades of Granola

That title got you craving something deliciously satisfying, now didn't it? In the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy that you just might possibly have read (all three books, cover to cover, in one sitting), Anastasia often eats granola for breakfast. Who could blame her? It gives her energy and well, stamina, for her very active days. It's also wonderfully easy to make. Prepare your taste buds for 50 shades of joy and what to do afterward? Well, I'll let you read the book for yourself for some suggestions...


The Recipe Your Inner Goddess will do Backflips for:

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas 
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Optional ingredients: dried blueberries (1/2 cup), flaxseed (2 T.), brown sugar (1/4 cup), depending on what you have on hand and personal taste preference.


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or a fancy glass jar (see below). "Raising the ordinary to extraordinary."





Hello beautiful... try not to bite your lip.

Anastasia Steele's subconscious would approve.



After it is blended and baked, it will be golden and crunchy like this:
Christian Grey would be jealous. We will happily share if he's wearing ripped jeans.

Store in a glass jar to add to its good looks. Isn't this one made by friend, Courtney Cochrane, just the best? It's almost too pretty to use with the glass etching but I feel this sexy granola is worthy of the jar.

See how scandously simple that was? We aim to please...

Laters baby.

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