Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The other day I asked myself, "Why did I stop eating granola in the morning?" It used to be my go-to, drizzled on top of soothing, delicious yogurt. Full of hearty ingredients. The oats. The nuts. The dried fruit. Oh, yum.
It only took a few moments before I realized what the deal was. For years now, I've been using my beloved Barefoot Contessa's recipe and, sadly, I think I may have overdone it (sorry, Ina). One day, I just didn't feel like it anymore. I guess that's what happens when you eat something at the same time every single day of your existence. Now, instead of granola, I've been having plain cereal (exciting I know) - healthy, but not the heartiest, coziest breakfast. However, these past few weeks I've really been missing my morning granola fix. I'm ready to get back in the granola groove, but I'm hesitant to return back to that somewhat tired recipe.
Inspiration came to me this very morning while browsing through one of my favorite blogs, Buckwheat to Butter. Jen posted her recipe for an Almond-Apricot granola. Newly energized and ready to bake again (a new granola), I'll be heading to Rainbow and straight for those bulk bins in no time. Thanks, Jen, for this incredible recipe. I also love the detail about the noyaux. Who knew!? Or, rather, who noyaux!? xo
Photo from Jen Taylor's blog Buckwheat to Butter