My house smells amazing right now, thanks to this granola. My house smells amazing… and my daughter just dumped a cup of pears, with a bit of juice no less, onto the floor. And now she’s taking the remaining pears that were still on her tray, putting them into the cup, and then dumping them onto the floor as well. Not sure what developmental milestone this is, but obviously it’s some sort of cause/effect thing happening here. We’re learning about gravity people! My floor is trashed, but on the bright side, it smells amazing in here!
I’ve finally come to realize what it means to let yourself go after you have kids. I must say, I got to three before I let it happen, so I call that a win. But now, I just don’t care anymore. Not in a depressing way, it’s just, what’s the point? Why spend time doing my make-up when I’m not leaving the house? Why do my hair just to have a banana-hand grab it in five minutes? Why put on nice clothes when peanut butter is going to be smeared onto them by noon? Why, people? Why? Ok, so it’s not everyday that I ignore these aspects of grooming, and yes I do shower everyday, but I’m just at a point in my life where apparently I’ve surrendered. You win, kids! And don’t even get me started on mopping the floors…
My mom is famous for her granola. Seriously, her recipe has been published in like two newspapers. I can’t wait to blow her mind with this granola. You use apple pureé, or applesauce, to flavor the granola. I’m not sure she has that trick up her sleeve! With the mountains of apples in her house, she may just be excited to try this! And now my mind is wondering, what other fruit pureés could one use to make other flavors of granola?
Oh, and if you’ve never made granola, and you like granola, and you buy granola. Stop. Stop buying granola. Make your own granola. Its easier than making rice krispie treats. It’s cheaper in the long run and it makes your house smell amazing. Also, it’s endlessly customizable. For instance, use whatever nuts you like in this recipe. I had a few partial bags of nuts left in my freezer so that’s why I used walnuts, pecans, and almonds. But if you don’t want to buy three types of nuts, just use your favorite. Don’t like coconut? Leave it out! Love coconut? Add more! Anyway. Just make the granola, ok?