Monday, March 21, 2011

Pepita Granola

What? Another recipe so soon?? Yes, I know! This recipe is my own little take on a few different granola recipes. It's probably not the HEALTHIEST recipe ever, but it's not horrible. Besides, a quarter-cup of granola is a lot of granola! Anyway, here it is.

Pepita Granola makes 16 1/4-cup servings or 64 tablespoons
Each 1/4-cup serving is about 150 calories or 1 tablespoon = 38 calories

6 T light brown sugar
1/2 C whole almonds
1/4 C pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3/4 t kosher salt
3 C old-fashioned oats
1/4 C vegetable oil
3 T maple syrup
3 T honey

Preheat oven to 250*.
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, almonds, pepitas, salt and oats. Stir to combine.
Add oil, syrup, and honey. Stir again.
Pour out onto a baking sheet with a lip. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and store in an air-tight container.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm Baaaaaack!

Ok, so I haven't posted over here in forever. Please forgive me. But I have a new recipe for you! Back-story first! Ok, so my boyfriend and I go to movies all the time. Seriously. All. The. Time. And I can usually be pretty good about my movie snacks. I've started sneaking in carrots and celery or other healthy snacks (instead of sneaking in unhelathy snacks), but I have a serious weakness for popcorn. There's just something about movies and popcorn! Anyway, I've been looking for something I could make and sneak that would satisfy the urge, other than just a bag of popcorn. That being said I found this recipe!

Party Poppin' Trail Mix Makes 5 servings
1 serving is 118 calories

2 C 94% fat-free kettle corn popcorn
1 C puffed corn cereal
1/2 C Fiber One Original cereal
2 oz chocolate covered soy nuts
1 oz dehydrated fruit (NOT DRIED FRUIT!)

Combine all ingredients. Ta-da!

**Sometimes I'll substitute almonds or pistachios for the soy nuts. And I know that you can find the dehydrated fruit at Target. In my local store it's with the nuts and trail mixes.