A few weeks ago, M and I went up to Southern Vermont for Family Work Day for the Jenckes Foundation. Family Work Day is filled with trail work aka lopping, chainsawing, hacking and stacking. We spent most of the day removing fallen trees from the ski trails in the form of chucking 60lb logs into the woods.
We started the morning at M2’s house with a delicious granola breakfast care of my Mama. I broke my “no grains” rule to indulge in some coconutty, oaty granola from Healthy Living, an amazing health food store up in Northern VT. Mostly, I broke my rule so that I could have some of my mom’s homemade fruit compote, which is soon to be replicated, but the granola was phenomenal.
Since tasting the forbidden granola, I’ve wanted to try and make my own. I found a guide on Girl Gone Primal and modified it a bit to make my own, nutty granola.
Unsweetened shredded coconut
3 Tbs maple syrup
5 egg whites
Chester was curious. I’m not sure of my exact nut measurements: I used an entire bag of raw almonds from Trader Joe’s, half a bag of raw cashews and 1/2 cup walnuts.(This recipe can be modified for any amount of nuts: you just have to change the number of egg whites and maple syrup.)