Granola heals!

Oh the wonders of granola!  My latest obsession occured as I was procrastinating blog reading about a week ago.  I came across a recipe for granola on healthy exposures  that I simply could not pass up.  I knew I had to make it soon.  And when I say soon, I of course mean literally less than 30 mins later.

I’ve made a couple variations since than, but todays granola of the day is made with:

  • 2 cups organic oats
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup kamut puffs
  • about 20-30 dashes of vietnamese cinnamon (i ❤ vietnamese cinnamon – it’s a sweeter version and just as healthy :))
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large banana mashed
  • 1/4 rounded cup organic almond butter
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 rounded tbls Manuka honey

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix wet to dry.  Spread on baking sheet.  Bake 15 mins.  If you like softer granola clusters where its slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, then you’re good to go.

But for those of you who like it more crunchy:
Take the granola out of the oven, give it a toss, and bake another 10 mins.
I’ve added walnuts, raisins, dried blueberries, sunflower seeds, coconut, used sunflower butter, chocolate coconut almond butter…the possibilities are pretty much endless.
mix wet to dry


spread onto baking sheet
(i recommend using parchment paper, but i ran out so foil it was.  If you use foil make sure to grease.)


in 15-25 mins…voila! 


I just love this recipe because it includes 4 of my favorite ingredients.  Almond butter, cinnamon, oats, and honey!  What can i say…I’m an oatie 🙂

By the way, have you heard of Manuka honey?

That stuff is simply delightful.  And it heals people too!  So I should just say its purely magical.   Its a honey produced by bees in New Zealand and the UMF 20+ is a great natural anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal properties, and so on.  Basically it fights infections and destroys bacteria.  Many people swear by its healing powers.  It comes at a steep price, but when you add it all up, its totally worth it.  I mean, anti-biotics and surgery are probably wayy more expensive anyways.

Take for example my grandpa. He’s diabetic and had an infection in his hand which wouldn’t heal with any types of medication and was requiring surgery.  He applied Manuka honey directly to his wound and soon enough, his hand healed to the point where no surgery was necessary anymore.  I’m telling you…its magical!  And its great for coughs and sore throats too.  Just take a spoonful and you’ll feel better.  Who doesn’t like eating honey by the spoonful??

Enough of my Manuka honey rant.  I think you get the gist of it. I’m off to bed.  Have a good night!!