Thank goodness for friends. Friends who don’t mind if I’m baking granola while we’re chatting. Friends who pour me a glass of wine without asking me if I need one. We should all have friends like this.
Goodness, it’s been a bit of a stressful week. I think it would have been fine under normal circumstances, but after hours work events, packing up my room for a partial move, and a lengthy wedding to do list, all combined with a lingering head cold… I was on the edge.
Luckily, Lindsay and Kate were on board with a wine night and I made granola while we chatted. This is honestly, probably the most soothing activity I could think of (although filling up box after box for Goodwill didn’t hurt either…)
It was just what I needed.
This recipe isn’t very creative. I’m not throwing in a strange ingredient. It’s not overly healthy. It’s simple. And you could make it while chatting with your friends. Because you could use 1/2 of peanut butter or 1/3 of peanut butter and it’ll still be just fine.
- 4 cups of rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Be sure that the maple syrup gets well distributed over the oats.
- Spread over a large cookie sheet or a 9 X 13 pan. It doesn't have to be a thin layer.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool, and eat! You can store it in an air tight container for a week or two.
It was definitely just what I needed.