You all should no by now that I have a pretty big obsession with granola. I mean seriously, the amount I am able to eat in a single sitting can get pretty scary.
But lately I have been straying from the traditional granola and have been moving on to something…bigger. Obviously everyone’s favorite part of granola is the chunks right? Well, I figured why not make JUST the chunks. Whose needs the other stuff anyway?
Tiny bites of goodness, packed with nutrients
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 cup roasted almond butter
- 2 flax eggs
- 1/2C honey
- 3 tbsp wheat germ
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- cinnamon to taste
- 1/2 C dried cranberries
- 1/3 C roasted sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix spelt flour, oats, flaxseed, salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in peanut butter and honey and mix well. Next, add in flax eggs and mix again. Lastly, add in baking soda, cinnamon, cranberries and sunflower seeds. Mix well to combine. Spoon batter out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Bake for 12 minutes and remove from oven. Cut into large squares. Flip over and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and cut into small squares. If you prefer your granola crunchier, place the sheet back in the oven for 2-5 more minutes.
I kept my chunks fairly decent sized, so that I could take them along in a baggie for when the snack monster hit. Or for when I was just craving some granola.
I’ve taken these to work a lot, and my coworker actually LOVES them. He has me bake him a batch almost every week. Although his usually contain dark chocolate chips. There’s a reason why I don’t make mine with chocolate, clearly none would ever make it out of the pan.
ANYWAY, what is your favorite granola or granola bar add in?