Hello hello!~ :D Happy Friday to you all. I have to say that I was taken aback by many of your responses on my last post. It just goes to show that none of us is exempt from some kind of trial, and the fact that many of us are going through similar circumstances together is quite liberating! Thank you for your encouragement and loving kindness!
I am just popping in to say "hi" and what fun I've been up to in the kitchen! (And not so fun but still invigorating run)
Hopefully this one will really be a quickie because I know how lengthy my posts can be. Trust me, I feel your pain. I know what's up. :D
This recipe was inspired by Julie from PBFingers. And I will be the first--errr second--to tell you that granola+nutella= superkalifrajelisticexpialidocious!!! Thanks Julie for the inspiration!
Nutella and Seeds Granola
Inspired by Julie
- 1 C rolled oats
- 1/8 C raw pepitas
- 1/8 C raw sunflower seeds
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (or regular)
- 1/2 of a cut up banana (cut in fourths)
- 1/4 C Nutella!!!!
- Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350 F.
- In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the banana pieces and Nutella.
- Make sure you mix it and toss it around.
- Add the banana pieces.
- Add the Nutella and with a wooden spatula, mix it very thoroughly.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. You can spray it with PAM if you so desire. (I used a 9x9 in. brownie pan)
- Spread the granola throughout the pan, but not TOO much, or there will not be many clumps.
- Bake it for approximately 12-14 minutes.
I have been putting this granola in practically everything, and more than half of it is gone already. :)
This morning, I broke into our new Coach's Oats bag and I am so ecstatic about this product!!
It is truly the quickest and most delicious way of eating Steel Cut Oats. Before Coach's Oats, if I wanted to eat Steel Cut Oats, I would just grind up a bunch of it at once and keep a stash of it.
They're fluffy, chewy, and perfectly nutty/oaty. :P
Random Fact: Their company is located less than 20 minutes away from me, and the founder of it is a gymnastics coach who works at my university! It's kind of cool that it's so close to home, hehe.
Today I also decided to run after a hiatus of one whole month.
Best idea? Not really. Rewarding idea? Yup!
I got reminded of just how powerful our minds are, because the very second I took off, my mind was saying, "you are going to die, and you will NOT make it...." And thus, it was a very very difficult run!
It's so hard to take self-photos with the DSLR!
I only ran "normally" for 14 minutes, and then I caved in.
So, I decided to do interval sprints the whole entire trip back home. Although it was one of the hardest runs thus far, I still think it was a great one because I broke a bucket of sweat. And now I feel invigorated. After all, finishing up is what matters most, right?
I am looking forward to tonight because Greg and I are going to help at a homeless ministry event.
I believe we're going to be helping out by handing out food and giving haircuts?
Well...I can't give haircuts for sure because anyone who gets it from me would probably end up arrested. :P
Have a blessed day and take care!