The Best Hot Honey Granola
Today, I found myself slipping into that dark rabbit hole of grief. I anticipated it as this month marks 10 years since I last held my son alive. We spent a few fun-filled days in Charleston, SC. before hugging each other good-bye. We had plans to reunite for Easter. He was killed just a week shy of the holiday. Anniversaries are rough. They sting. My advice: Get a strategy to deal in advance.
Digging in the dirt is what helps me. It’s my favorite exercise. Thinking about what to plant, starting some seeds indoors and attending a neighborhood gardening class help to snap me out of the low. Spring arrived just in time. What’s your plan?
Today’s plan also includes some baking. It’s my go-to therapy along with gardening. This recipe is a simple granola with a bee sting twist. Have you tried hot honey? It sure has a kick and makes the best hot honey granola. Granola is typically a combination of oats, nuts and seeds with the addition of some dried fruit. I also like to toss in a bit of coconut, but you can do any combination of ingredients you like. To make it more interesting, I added some atypical spices and hot honey. For this recipe I used Mike’s Hot Honey.Print
2 cups oats
1 cup raw nuts (I used almonds, pecans, hazelnuts)
½ cup dried fruit
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup shredded coconut
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon lemon grass powder
1 egg white
½ cup hot honey
¼ cup coconut oil
- Heat oven 325F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk egg white, honey and oil.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry making sure dry ingredients are fully coated.
- Spread mixture onto prepared pan.
- Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
- Category: breakfast
- Method: baking
Keywords: granola, snack, wholesome, crunchy, hot honey, seeds