I know, I know I have been a horrible blogger lately but I have an excuse; my life has been consumed by school, who knew that Anatomy was going to be a giant pain in my ass, or should I say gluteal.
But enough about school, I have a little game I want you all to play. I want everyone to take a moment and think of something that you could eat (and I mean by the truck load) and it wouldn’t have an affect on your health or your gluteal.
For me the answer is simple… GRANOLA!!!
Not sure what it is but the moment I start eating it I can’t stop. I think it’s fair to say that I have a slight obsession and or problem, but could be worse right? Of all the things in this world I could be hooked on i’ve never heard of anyone keeling over from an oat cluster overdose.
Plus for me there’s just something about cereal and don’t even pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about.
You get home… it’s late… and you are jonesing for a snack and nothing seems to make you happier than a giant bowl of granola goodness. The Quaker harvest crunch man and me used to have a serious love affair, that is until he started cheating on me with gluten. Now I’m just the jaded ex that stalks him in the grocery aisle waiting to see if he’ll ever come around, but I still lovingly admire everything about him.
If he only knew what I could do with a spoon and a banana … But a gal can’t wait forever, so I made my very own chocolaty concoction. It would be like if every woman was given the opportunity to design her perfect man.
I however did NOT make this diagram and i’m not exactly sure why gorging on meat makes you perfect, but to each there own…
Buckwheat Cacao Crunch
1 cup of raw buckwheat groats
1 cup of quinoa flakes
1/4 cup flaxseeds (whole not ground)
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup buckwheat honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raw cacao (unrefined cocoa and it’s DELICIOUS!!!)
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 250F
Line 1 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine all of the dry ingredients (except raw cacao) together into a large bowl.
In a small sauce pan, melt your sweetener of choice, coconut oil and raw cacao over medium low heat until combined, then pour over your dry ingredients. Mix it all up until everything is looking chocolaty and deliciously (this is the part of baking where I start playing uncooked granola eater, I am also an avid player of this game when I make cookies)
Spread evenly onto your lined cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour.
Let your granola cool on the baking sheet, I actually like to pop mine into the freezer to set. I find that once the coconut oil has chilled the granola just tastes better.
Store in an air tight container and enjoy.
I think I need to start storing mine under lock and key…