3 Ways to Up your Granola Game

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

You may know already that I eat granola just about every morning for breakfast.  It has long been a favorite, and I consistently enjoy eating it!  But, just like most meals, I do like to switch things up a little bit.  Lately I have done 3 variations on plain old granola to make it a lot more fun.

1.  Add a large spoonful of natural smooth peanut butter.  This is a delicious addition, and super easy.

2.  Add chocolate chips.  It is no secret that adding chocolate to breakfast is always a welcome addition in our home (We have also added nutella with great success).  Dark chocolate chips are my favorite.  I particularly like Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips.  I typically despise Hershey chocolate (it is too waxy tasting for me), but their dark chocolate chips are surprisingly good, and taste great in granola.  Plus, they cost $1.97 at my grocery store, so they can fit into my budget quite nicely!

3.  Add lemon zest and turbinado sugar.  I have been going through lemon zest kick.  I have been adding it to practically all of our meals lately, and my granola gotten swept up in that.  Zest a little lemon peel over the top and sprinkle 1/4-1/2 tsp of turbinado sugar (also known as sugar in the raw).  The sugar gives it a nice crunch, and the lemon zest adds a delightful light, summery flavor.

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