I go through these phases of being so on top of the meal prep and planning I even impress myself, versus, flying by the seat of my pants and ending up ordering delivery more often than I’d like to admit. And my friends, I’m sad to say we are currently in the latter phase.
I think it has something to do with summer – warm weather has me wanting to spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen. And really, when a cottage or pool beckons, who am I to turn them down?
So where does this delicious and easy granola fit into all this? When you want easy and healthy snacks on hand to tide you over while you figure out what the heck you are going to make for dinner, this granola fits right there! Not to mention it is the perfect summer breakfast when paired with some yogurt and berries – mmmm, berries!
I know this is not the first granola recipe we have shared with you. We have a classic take on this breakfast treat, a banana bread version, and even an almond butter and jam variation. This one features the classic combo of maple and walnuts, my ice cream flavour of choice more often than not. And a secret ingredient, an egg white. The addition of the egg white cuts back on the oil needed and adds extra clumps and crispy edges, the key to good granola in my opinion.
Let’s hope this granola helps fuel me through a Sunday morning of meal planning and prep – fingers crossed!