Runner’s Granola and so much more

By October 25, 2012 10 Comments
We’re starting with the oats.
Brother says my MaisyMak Granola Snack sounds old, like “Aunt Jemima.” Silly Patty.
I buy almonds and walnuts by the big, big bag.  

Look at that beautiful toast.  Won’t it be amazing on your plain Fage yogurt after your next run?
MaisyMak Granola Snack: 
Heat Oven to 300

5 C Oatmeal (real. not quick oats)
1/2 C Wheat Germ
1 C Chopped Almonds
1 C Chopped Walnuts
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 C Flax Seed

Heat in saucepan:
1/2 C Honey
1/2 C Canola Oil
1/4 C Brown Sugar (or not)
Heat until tiny bubbles form around pot
Pour over the dry mix

Spread evenly, on foil, on two cookie sheets
Bake 40-50 min or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
Take out and add:
1 C craisens or any dried fruit
1 C roasted pumpkin seeds
Store in tupperware in fridge and you’ll be set for a good long while.

I have spent many an hour trying to perfect the runner’s granola.  The more “sticky substance,” the more your runner’s granola will clump.  I like clump, but I don’t like extra sugar so I sometimes don’t even add the brown sugar.
Doesn’t the sight of that get your heart pumping, make you feel like you can conquer the whole world?  The moral of the story is:  Don’t dope.  Eat Runner’s Granola.  

You don’t run?  Well of course you do!  You run here, you run there, you run everywhere.  You’re a busy bee and you need your energy.  All those nuts, seeds, and oatmeal?  It’s going to deliver.  Trust me.

Eat this too.  Peanut Butter and Banana.  Quite possibly the best post-exercise snack ever.  Eat within 30 minutes after exercise and your body won’t go into depletion mode. 

P.S.  Show this to your children right before you go trick-or-treating or as soon as they dump their sugar stash on the floor.  One more reason to love that Jason Mraz. sorry for the teensy weensy swear.  Jason likes to swear, I’m sorry, but I forgive him for this awesome video.  



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