Nik’s Pecan Coconut Granola – Weblog

So, I really like you as a result of the whole universe conspired to assist me discover you.
Paulo Coehlo

It might be stated that kids are the best lecturers we will ever have. If that is true, then I’ve obtained two of the world’s best residing proper beneath my roof, difficult me each day to do higher, and to attempt more durable, and as soon as once more do greater than I ever thought I may presumably do. I’ve merely at all times adored being a mom, and it’s a job I wouldn’t commerce for something.

Immediately’s submit isn’t sophisticated, and all of it comes right down to this: each every so often you gotta do stuff that’s particular for those you’re keen on. They’re those who’re there for you, and they’re those that you just want. Inform them you’re keen on them, and provides a number of large hugs. After that, make them their favourite deal with and take each alternative you’ll be able to to study from them. We will all study from one another and love itself is a clever and great trainer.

I typically get emotional once I take into consideration my household rising up (okay if you happen to actually should know I typically get emotional about this), and leaving residence. My eldest, my dearest, the little good woman who made me who I’m will turn out to be can be sixteen entire years outdated this 12 months. For individuals who know our full story, it’s been one hell of a experience, and one I wouldn’t commerce for all of the college schooling or world journey in the entire extensive world. You see, for many of my grownup life, I merely by no means wanted to go wherever else, as a result of my entire whole world was at all times proper by my aspect. This granola was made for my woman, for my love, and for no different cause than this: I exist to make her blissful, and to assist her see that her pecan-filled-and-maple-sweetened-granola desires can come true.

This easy granola was put collectively to meet my first daughter’s love for pecans, for to her, all the things is healthier with pecans. I would are inclined to agree, and I feel you may too 🙂  Make you or another person blissful right now, and be grateful for the lecturers in your life. Whether or not your personal kids, or kids of the world, they’re a present to be treasured and liked. Let’s do proper by them, each final darned second of each single day we will. They received’t be younger ceaselessly, and neither will we. My, how the time does fly.

Nik’s Pecan Coconut Granola:

  • (1/4) cup vegetable oil (similar to canola or my new fave: coconut)
  • (1/2) cup honey or maple syrup
  • (1) tbsp vanilla extract
  • (1) tsp salt
  • (6) cups rolled sluggish oats
  • (1 1/2) cups uncooked pecans
  • (1) cup unsweetened coconut
  • (1/2) cup pumpkin seeds
  • (2) tbsp sesame seeds

Warmth the oven to 325 levels and prepare two giant flat baking trays (no want to grease them). Mix the oil, salt & sweetener in a small saucepan over low warmth on the range. Heat till simply combined and stir within the vanilla.

Whereas the liquid elements heat, mix the oats, seeds, coconut & pecans in a big mixing bowl. Slowly pour the honey combination into the bowl, and stir effectively till all the dry elements are coated. Switch the combination to the 2 baking trays and bake within the oven for half-hour, stirring after 20 minutes to make sure evenness (and no burning!). Take away from the oven and stir to forestall clumping.

As soon as cool, switch to a jar or Ziploc bag to maintain recent! Will maintain for weeks saved in a cool dry place.

I’ve been having a great deal of enjoyable looking for the proper yoghurt to granola to fruit ratio for a parfait within the morning with all these attractive layers. After all this recipe could be tailored, and make sure to take a look at different household favourite granola posted right here. It’s an oil free model that I’ve made for years. And it’s superb!

Granola jogs my memory of many childhood mornings tenting, when my people would pack us all up in no matter used station wagon we have been driving on the time, and we might head out into the wilderness or a seaside someplace and sleep and eat tenting meals. We didn’t get that stuff an entire lot which might be why it’s nonetheless kind of particular to me to at the present time. Form of just like the recollections that include it too.

High off a bowl with the yoghurt/milk/cream/nut-milk concoction of your selection or toss in your mouth straight from the bag. Granola is a time period I’m blissful to be referred to as any day, as to me it doesn’t get higher than this for clear scrumptious gas that anybody could make. And naturally, to share.