Welcome to this edition of Monday Munchies with the Milk Maid! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite tried and true go-to granola recipes. We absolutely love granola here in the M household, using it as a quick pick-me-up, single serving snack on the go, yogurt topping, and even as a substitute for traditional hot cereal on cold winter mornings. The possibilities are truly endless!
I’ve used many granola recipes in the past, but, lately, this has become my absolute all-time favorite because it’s so simple–and versatile! You can add dried fruits, nuts, cacao, or toasted coconut to this basic recipe for an additional pop of flavor. As of late, I’ve been adding protein powder to some batches for Mr. S and our teen-age son, who just began a weight-lifting routine (which, I suspect, has more to do with a certain pretty young lady rather than for overall health and fitness…hey, you can’t fool Mom!), for an after-the-gym boost, and they love it! I love that they do because this granola is so much healthier than pre-packaged fitness bars!
Additionally, if you’re looking for a natural (and delicious) way to boost lactation and enrich breast milk supply, mix up a batch of this granola and toss in some fenugreek, brewer’s yeast, fennel, or flax seed!
It will stay fresh for two weeks in an airtight container–if it lasts that long.
If you make this, please let me know how it turns out for you!
Now, onto the recipe!