Lana's Scrumdiddlyumptious Homemade Granola

How GOOD is cereal...Reese's Puffs, Captain Crunch, Lucky Charm's and COOOKKKIIEEE Crisp, the list goes on and on. 

The delightful sugar high brought on by these cult classics was a necessity before preschool, but these day I need a breakfast that will give me the strength to hold a plank for over 30 seconds. (Gosh those things are TOUGH!)

Luckily, trainer Lana Titus recommended a heart healthy, fiber packed granola to breakup my love affair with Red Dye #40 and Blue Dye # 2.

Give it a try and let Lana know what you think! 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup brown sugar

4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup coconut oil (or vegetable if u prefer)

5 cups oats

2 cups sliced almonds

 2 cups dried fruit (optional)

 

Directions: 

1). Whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt and oil in a bowl.

2) Mix in your oats, almonds and dried fruit. 

3) Spread out on wax paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 min. and rotate half way through!

Enjoy! 

Love, Sweat + Cheers, 

Scott

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Scott Zachau

 Scott Zachau, an overweight child turned fitness fanatic has embarked on a life long culinary adventure in search of guilt free, tasty treats and protein packed super meals that satisfy his never ending hunger for all things sweet and salty. 

A self proclaimed curator of cuisine, Scott can't wait to share the nutritional tips, tricks and recipes he has accrued along the way to guilt free nirvana.