I am relatively new to the world of yogurt and granola. Up until 3 years ago I didn’t eat yogurt of any kind, and had never even tried granola. I tried a couple times in college to like yogurt, but just couldn’t do it. I am not sure if it was a texture thing or I wasn’t buying a good brand or what. But 3 years ago I decided to try one of those 7 day diets from Self magazine. One of the days for breakfast you were supposed to have fruit with yogurt and granola. So I bought all of the stuff thinking I would just have to suffer through, but I liked it. I mean, I really liked it. It became a staple for quite a while.
I am not sure why, but I have kind of forgotten about this breakfast until recently. When my in-laws were here a couple weeks ago my MIL bought a box of French Vanilla Almond Granola. I had a handful, and the vanilla flavor was really good. I knew it was finally time I tried to make my own granola, and a vanilla flavored one at that.
California Walnuts had sent me a bag of walnuts to try, and I thought the vanilla and walnuts would go really well together. My husband loves to snack on walnuts, so I kind of had to sneak them away from him while he was at work. This granola has totally renewed my interested in yogurt for breakfast! I have had it for the last 4 mornings in a row. My 7 year old has even requested a bowl of granola (plain, no milk or yogurt) for with his breakfast the last couple of mornings.
This recipe does make a lot. I ended up freezing half of it because I wasn’t sure how long it would last in the pantry. I think it could safely last 2 weeks, but with just 3 of us, I wasn’t sure how quickly we would go through it. I am really amazed at how much better the homemade granola is over the store bought. It is so easy and cheap to make too! I am pretty sure I won’t be buying a box ever again.
Serving Size 12 Servings
Amount Per ServingCalories 270 Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 113mg Carbohydrates 34g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 17g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g