Simply put. I guess the best recipes don’t need fancy names. This if from Jennifer Reese and Make the Bread, Buy the Butter.
I don’t love granola, but I’ve made it a few times over the years and this is the best recipe I’ve run into so far. I think it’s because of the coconut. I took a before and after picture, but there really isn’t much of a difference. In fact, when the time was up I was tempted to put it back in the oven. Then I nibbled on it and fell in love. As I was putting it away I was eating it by the handfuls like popcorn!
Now, I know that looks like a dish of granola, but really there’s some Greek yogurt hiding under there. 5.3 ounces of yogurt to be exact. What ever happened to the 6-ounce serving, or the 8-ounce for that matter?
Anyway, I may not love granola, but I do love yogurt. Back in my dieting days I would have a yogurt every day. A friend once asked me what I missed most as a result of my restricted eating. The answer she expected was cookies or pastry, but my response was full-fat yogurt. This was before Greek became a trend. At the time someone was making Creme Savers flavors and they were heavenly.
Back to the matter at hand, there’s a quarter cup of granola with the 5.3 ounces of yogurt. When the granola completely ensconced the yogurt I thought perhaps I had gone too far. Not so much; it was the perfect amount.
On a final note, it seems fitting to make granola after a trip to Maine. I don’t know if it’s a commonly used term now, but in high school we would refer to those nature-lovers as granolas!
Eat Well and Savor.