HOMEMADE GRANOLA & MINT NAILS

There are some things that I love making myself- and some things I would much rather buy. I used to be a granola-buyer and had no idea how easy and personalized you can make it to your likes- you can add in anything you want! Now, whenever I have a free day, I replenish my stash of granola to use throughout the week on yogurts and even straight from the batch.

dry
Dry ingredients
Liquid ingredients
Liquid ingredients
Mix it up and what do you got? Deliciousness in a bowl.
Mix it up and what do you got? Deliciousness in a bowl.
Golden-brown goodness.
Golden-brown goodness.

MAKE-IT-YOURSELF GRANOLA

IN A LARGE BOWL

3 1/2 c oats

1 c whole wheat flour

SOME MIX-INS I LOVE (usually adding up to about 1 cup of toppings)

craisins, sliced almonds, flaked coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins or whatever else you have in the cupboard

THE LIQUIDS (mix together well before pouring over dry ingredients)

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c oil

1/4 c honey

1/4 c water

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pour liquids over other ingredients in large mixing bowl and stir to coat everything. Flatten mixture out into a thin layer on a large baking sheet.  Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When you take it out of the oven, stir again and allow to cool- it will harden once cooled.  Store in an airtight container.

 

And what better thing to do while it finishes in the oven than paint your nails! Color I chose this time around:

Jade Jump by Sally Hansen

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I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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