Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Breakfast Recipe

Mama's Homemade Granola
Mari's Recipe for the Week

Breakfast is a hard one for me! I get up so early to commute, I don't want to get up even earlier to eat! Id rather just eat an early lunch- It's a goal of mine to start eating it! Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. Our bodies need to be fueled regularly & breakfast is no exception. Its be proven that people who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Not only that, but its Yum!! And we are less likely to eat garbage close to lunch because we aren't dying for a quick fix!
Here is a homemade granola recipe my mom makes, its so good! You can use this recipe for so many things! I use it for on top of yogurt & my new favorite is on top of Oatmeal! For the Amazing Banana Oatmeal I get my bowl of oatmeal & slice bananas all over it, then I add my granola & a titch of honey (or brown sugar if you prefer). YUM! Just the right amount of crunch! If you don't like bananas, other fresh fruit works too! I just love the honey/banana combo.

* This recipe is HUGE so you can cut it in half or make it all and store it in a tupperware or zip lock & have enough for a month!

Here's what you'll need:
7cups Oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cup coconut (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup canola oil
1tbs water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla (i always add a little extra!)

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Once mixed add the rest of the ingredients one at a time while stirring until well mixed. Place on large cookie sheet or even a roasting pan in oven. Stir every 7-9 minutes until granola is golden brown.
This is a basic granola recipe..I like to spruce it up with dried berries & raw nuts! You can add basically whatever you want! Make it your own. ENJOY!

Be Healthy. Be Happy.


  1. Oh my gosh, I am seriously so excited!!!! I am going to make this tomorrow. Just this morning I thought to myself, "I want to make some granola this week." I didn't buy any at the store because I was determined to find an awesome recipe and do it myself. You must be a mind reader. I never thought to put it on top of oatmeal but it sounds so delish! I love some crunch with my mush and usually just do pecans, fruit, and honey but this sounds so much more tasty. It would provide the perfect texture too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yay I am glad! I was worried you would already have one! Ps. I am really glad we are doing this blog. Its so fun.

  3. Can I just say I love you guys!? I really need a little more junk in the trunk too and I am definitely going to try the workout on here! thanks girls!

  4. I tried some of this that Courtney made. Seriously, so yummy!

  5. Yum that looks delish! I am such a creature of habit tho... Whole oats are my breakfast rain or shine, everyday, 365 days a year... here's my concoction...
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup whole oats
    1 T cream

    Cook till done, top with organic dried berries, a couple banana slices and a few walnuts. Pour on a little vanilla almond milk, this makes it slightly sweet so there is no need for sugar or honey (although real maple sounds kinda yummy).

  6. I am making another batch of this tomorrow Mari. I am obsessed with this stuff! It is so so so delish! You are my favorite for sharing.

  7. yay I am so glad! Next time you see my mama you'll have to tell her, she will feel so special! I am happy you are going through the batches quick, I was worried it would be too much!

  8. i was the lucky recipient of some of the granola court made and it was delicious mar!

  9. I substituted a little olive oil in mine and it was YUM! and a heart healthy bonus!