I don’t actually have much of a cute tie-in on how marriage is like granola. This post is just literally a blurb about my new married life and sharing my very own granola recipe with you. Here goes!
Today is day number seventeen of being a wife. I’ll do a wedding post once we get our professional photos back, but in short- the day was a fairy tale. What I love most about being married, is just getting to be with each other every moment outside of our work day. Nothing’s been drastically different or unexpected, since we knew each others habits from living in close proximity for the past year and a half, (which I highly recommend doing if you’re able to).
Ever since I was little, being a housewife was a dream position. I’ve always loved cleaning, baking and organizing, and getting to do that in my very own home is my happy hour. When I came up with this recipe, I was sleeping in one house, and living in the other. I wanted a breakfast/snack food that was easy, delicious, affordable and healthy. After going through a cornflakes cereal, breakfast faze, Justin suggested I make parfaits instead. One of my flaws is usually coming up with at least one objection to someone else’s ideas- so of course I objected that granola was expensive and made me nauseous, (although both very true statements). I settled on yogurt and eventually warmed up to the idea of making my own granola. When I searched the web for a recipe however, all of them included ingredients that were too much for a girl in my position. I wanted a simple cheap granola. I began compiling three different granola recipes, and used them all for their different measurements baking times and ingredients. Evntually, I came up with my very own version of all three and have never looked back since.
This recipe takes just a few minutes to make, and can be customized to your taste buds. Its a sweet, crunchy granola that’s under $2 to make. It pairs great with yogurt, milk or just by the handful. May your marriage be as sweet as the honey in your granola! 😉
Alaskan Grains Granola
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400*F. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl, in the order shown. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, (it’s the easiest to remove once baked). Spread granola evenly on sheet and bake until golden brown, (about 10 minutes). Once baked, using a flat- head spatula, flip granola over so the foil backing is facing upward, (it should be in one piece). Starting at an edge, peel back the foil until removed completely. Using the same spatula (or your hands), break granola into chunks or individual oats. Stores for two weeks, yields two quart jars full.