Farmer Franny

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One yummy gift for the holiday’s!

A gift, a blessing, a thank you…

It seems like there is a million goodies you can gift for friends and family. Cookies, pastries, crackers, breads, you name it—it’s been gifted. I love the thought of someone just thinking of me during the holiday, no matter what it is. This aromatic Almond Pomegrante Granola doesn’t just have to be for Christmas, it can be for anytime.

I don’t know a single person out there that wants another “to-do” on the “to-do” list. Not this month at least. This is an easy and cheap way to say “I love you” but I also ‘like my time’ gift. Otherwise, who knows if I would be able to find the time!

Let’s throw this granola together…

I used a salted nut mix that I already had on hand. I took from my ‘work snack’ stash. Any salted nut or mix will work.

It starts with 4 cups of old-fashioned oats. Then 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of syrup. Well, ok, full disclosure is I just turn over the honey bear and swirl it around a couple of times. Saves a measuring cup from having to be washed lol (same with the syrup). Those little things add up, save some time!

Add 2 pinches of salt and 2 teaspoons of almond extract. Stir it up with your wooden spoon until every piece is covered.

Bake it…

Throw this on a pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. You will be able to smell the sweet granola when it’s just right.

To prevent burning, turn once between the 20 minutes.

Add your pomegranates…

I personally don’t think there could be enough, but you definitely don’t want to little. About 1 cup is just right.

I don’t cook the fruit with the granola. It will spread and not have that pop of juiciness.

My secret…

One of the great reasons I chose this to gift because you can turn it into overnight oats. HELLO! Because if I’m running out the door doing last minute buying, I would like a quick, filling and healthy treat to keep my momentum up.

We are all kinda running around like mad people right now. It’s nice to have something healthy, enriching, and filling to grab in the mornin’. Look how considerate you are! Cheers to the gifter!

Pretty and delicious, you’ll make their day!

This is the perfect breakfast. Whether you make cereal or overnight oats, or put it on yogurt, they won’t be disappointed. Well, if it makes it there haha.

With love,

Farmer Fran-man

Pssst! For more breakfast ideas try my biscuit recipe. It won’t dissapoint!

Almond Pomegranate Granola

Lisa Bryan
Yummy healthy snack for overnight oats, topping for yogurt, or just as cereal.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Servings 4 Medium jars

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • parchment paper or silicone mat
  • baking sheet
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ Cup honey
  • ¼ Cup syrup
  • 2 Pinches sea salt
  • 1 ½ Cups salted nut mix
  • 2 Tsp almond extract
  • 1 ½ Cups pomegranate seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together oats, honey, syrup, salt, nut mix, and extract.
  • Spread onto baking sheet evenly. Cook for 20 minutes and toss halfway through. Cook until light golden.
  • Toss in pomegranates.
  • Let cool and serve.

Overnight oats

Lisa Bryan
This is a basic recipe to a delicious cold jar of healthy oats.
Servings 1 Person

Equipment

  • 1 mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Cup oats
  • 2 Tsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tsp sweetner i.e. honey, syrup, or sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • ½ Cup Milk up to ¾ cup depending on how thick or thin you like it
  • 2 Pinches salt
  • mix-ins of choice

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mason jar, add all ingredients together and stir.
  • Add mix-ins on top.
  • Soak overnight in the refrigerator. Ready to eat in 30 minutes or preferably in the morning.

Notes

It is not necessary to soak overnight. They can work up to 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. It’s much better cold and soaked overnight!
You can use any oat—quick oats or steel cut oats, it’s truly your preference on texture. I love the chewiness of steel cut oats. 
Add 1/4 cup yogurt as well to the basic recipe.
Mix-in ideas:
peanut butter and banana (1/8 cup peanut butter and 1/2 of a banana sliced)
apple cinnamon (1/2 apple chopped and 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
Raspberry vanilla (2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup raspberry)
blueberry honey (2 tsp honey and 1/2 cup blueberries)
maple syrup and nutmeg (3 tbsp syrup and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
granola and cranberries (1/2 cup granola and 1/4 cup cranberries)
 

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