Hey y’all! So, it’s been a while since my last post. A loooooong while. Let’s not dwell on that, though.
How has everyone been? I’m sure you’ve still been cooking/baking/eating without my posts, but maybe it’s been a leetle bit harder without ideas from me.
Here’s a recipe for homemade granola that I’ve made countless times in the past few months. It’s easy, fast, and healthy. Plus, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying granola, so it’s budget-friendly, too. You can swap out the nuts for whatever you have on hand or add dried fruit or change up the spices. I’ve tweaked this recipe based on my taste preferences and what I normally have on hand.
I love to eat this with vanilla Greek yogurt and sliced, fresh strawberries or even just with milk, and it satisfies my cereal cravings.
When I was in elementary school, I used to collect pens. Before you laugh and think I was all nerdy, I used to collect the cool ones. Gel, feather-tipped, pastels, fluorescent…you get the idea. I was pretty cool. I don’t know what it is about pens, but even though I don’t collect them anymore (I promise), I still have a strong affinity for them. Once you’ve loved pens, you’ll always appreciate them I guess.
I think that’s true for food as well. And ohmygosh, you guys. After making these kale chips, I’m converted: roasting veggies really does make them delicious! Remember my faaaavorite Roasted Broccoli I posted a while ago? Well these kale chips, my friend, are of that level. And I’d dare to say that it’s even easier and possibly better because I categorize this as a snack food.
And I love my snacks.
Don’t be dissuaded by the way this looks in a bowl. It may just look like a bowl of salad. Very deceiving. These chips are a finger food, no matter how confused you are when you see them in a bowl. They’re light and crispy and roasted to perfection.
Spread the kale in a single layer on each cookie sheet.
Bake to crispy, light perfection.