Sometimes we often overlook the simple things in life for the more flashy, sophisticated things. But sometimes the simple things are the best.
When I was younger, my mom used to make this snack that she simply called “Oats”. Technically, you could call it granola, but we always just called it “oats”. Recently I was thinking about them, and made her dig out her old recipe card. And when I call it old, it’s old.
See what I mean? All smeary, and even some sort of stain. I think it’s vanilla. Anyway, there weren’t a lot of instructions on this index card. Actually, there were none. I added the 1/4t of salt (Never trust a recipe that doesn’t have salt in it.) and the “350 for 20-25min”.
They were delicious. Most of it comes out in these chewy, granolay chunks, and then theres a little left at the bottom that’s perfect over yogurt, in a smoothie, or with milk as cereal. It’s like two snacks in one! The spice is pretty basic, but there’s lots of room to change things up!! How much fun would it be to add cocoa powder and some cayenne pepper?
Mmmm. Check out those clumps of granola!!
It’s ridiculously simple as well.
2 3/4 cups oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Oats)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten (Or, 1 replacer egg. I used an actual egg, but I plan on trying it with a substitute soon!! Maybe a banana!)
1/2 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Once the oats are coated, dump them out onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment, or sprayed with oil.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes. The oats on the edges will start to get crispy.
Not going to lie, I ate these all by myself. In like a day. It’s a great grab and go snack!!
Do you have any recipes that are so simple to make, but so good? What types of add ins or flavors do you like in your granola? I’m looking for some ideas to spice this recipe up!!