Homemade Blueberry Maple Granola

I told you guys yesterday that I was feeling creative and to keep an eye out for a new recipe…well, here it is!  Blueberry Maple Granola.  My mom came home from work last night, tried it and freaking walked away with it! Needless to say I will be making a lot more this weekend!

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Blueberry Maple Granola (Makes about 2 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 T. Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 T. Honey
  • 1 1/2 T. Coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 t. Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 t. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds in a medium size bowl.
  • 2. In a smaller bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, egg white, brown sugar, and honey and whisk ingredients together.
  • 3. Pour maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture, and stir to coat oats evenly.
  • 4. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet.
  • 5. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • 6. When done baking, put granola in a bowl and add the blueberries.

**When you take the granola out of the oven, it will still be chewy.  After cooling, the granola will become crispy.**

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Now that the good stuff is out, down to business.  I’m looking to buy a new pair of running shoes.  I have always gotten Nike’s.  My last pair was the Nike Free Run’s which is a minimalist shoe. I really like how lightweight they are.  I have seen a lot of other brands – some that I have never even heard of before – through bloggers lately…Reebok being a big one.  I run mostly on the treadmill and run about 15-20 miles a week.  Does anyone have any suggestions or a brand that they are partial to?

And lastly, I will leave you with this picture of Sadie.  Apparently it’s comfortable to rest your head against a wooden coffee table.

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I’m off to the gym and a doctor’s appointment later today. Catch ya later!

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