I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve been creating recipes for you on here. School has been picking and between that and my full time job, it’s been hard to keep up! I am always looking to create recipes for myself and for you that are either quick, versatile or can make a big yield (for meal prep) for our busy lives. It seems like everyone lives a busy life these days so really recipes like this are a no brainer. Do you ever hear someone saying that they have all the time in the world to cook for hours each day? Nope? Didn’t think so! That’s why meal prepping is so essential! It’s a guarantee to yourself that you will eat well for the week because when hunger strikes, we all grab the closest, fastest foods to us and usually they are not the most nutritious.
Granola is such an amazing nutrient dense snack to get you through your day. To minimize the amount of time I spend meal prepping on the weekends, I have started having coconut or goat yogurt with cereal or granola as a snack but I found that so many store bought granola brands are full of so much sugar, additives that I don’t like or simply ingredients that aren’t as clean as I would like! So I decided to make my own and skip the junk!
I wanted a CHUNKY granola recipe with lots of big clusters that could be eaten by the handful or with yogurt/milk. The trick to chunky clusters is egg whites (if you’re not vegan) and to not stir your granola…at all! To avoid my granola from burning, I cook it at a low heat and then let it cool completely before I break it into big chunks. I know, I know – I’m impatient too but trust me, letting it cool completely will give you the big clusters you are looking for. The egg whites help create the big clusters but if you’re vegan, just omit it but make sure to follow the rest of the instructions.
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