Thoughts By Natalie

almond butter granola.

A month or so ago, Brian and I spent the weekend with our dear friends Patrick and Jenn in Fort Worth. Being the wonderful hostess that she is, Jenn made homemade parfaits for breakfast on Saturday, and I’ve literally been thinking about that granola ever since. It had just the right amount of crunch and sweetness that paired perfectly with fresh berries and yogurt of your choice (soy for me!).

An ideal breakfast for the warmer spring and summer mornings, here’s her recipe for oh-so-yummy granola. I’m certainly making a batch very, very soon…

2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of chopped nuts
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup almond butter (microwaved to soften)
1 tbsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together, then add the softened nut butter and vanilla into dry mixture. Spread it out on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes, checking on it every 10 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Optional: After baking, add chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit for variation.

What’s your favorite kind of granola? If you have a recipe, do share!

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