I get tired of food really easily.
No matter how delicious the meal, dessert, breakfast item, etc., you can bet I’ll be sick of it within a month of trying it. And this isn’t just limited to food, I also get tired of songs really quickly. And when I say really, I mean by the end of the week, I pretty much hate the song.
As you can probably guess, I’m one of those people who finds a song they like, and listens to it over and over and over again until they’ve heard it so many times that they practically hate it. And, unfortunately, I’m the same way with food. While my mom eats the exact same thing for breakfast and lunch every day, and continues to enjoy it, I can only eat the same thing for so long before I need a change. I need to mix it up a little. I need something… new!
This week, I woke up one morning and found myself craving a completely different breakfast. For the past few months, I’ve been eating my St. Patty’s Day Clover Overnight Oats for breakfast every morning. Mainly because they’re super easy to make (you literally just throw everything in a blender), they pack in 3 servings of veggies, and they taste like pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie for breakfast?
But, like with every song I listen too, I had grown extremely tired of these oats. And I needed a change. So that night, instead of whipping up another batch of oats, I instead baked a huge batch of Honey Almond Granola. Not only did this granola fill my house with the most delicious sweet, honey aroma, but it only took me five minutes to make. (Not including baking, of course!)
Well, I think it’s safe to say this batch is definitely going to last for at least a week. Maybe two, if I can control myself (I can’t) around it. Meaning, it’ll give me five extra minutes a night to bake/online shop/eat/ignore the messy kitchen in dire need of a scrub, and by the time I’m sick of it, I can go right back to my St. Patty’s Day Oats with a new perspective (or… craving?).
At the same time, this granola is so good I seriously doubt I’ll ever get tired of it!
Honey Almond Granola
- 3 c old fashioned or rolled oats
- 1 c slivered or chopped almonds
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/4 c stevia
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 tbs flax seeds
Preheat oven to 250°F. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, and flax seeds. In a smaller bowl, melt coconut oil. Then stir in honey, stevia, and almond extract. Combine with the dry mixture and stir until fully mixed and chunky. Spread across a greased cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields about 16 1/4 c servings)