Tomorrow is the big race! All the preparation has been done and I think I am ready. Ready as I will ever be! It won’t be the fastest swim but I’ll get it done. It will be super exciting when I finish but also a huge relief. I wonder if I will ever be 100% confident that I can do these great things? Until I am every finish will mean excitement and relief.
Anyway, my trainer has kindly agreed to paddle for me and as it is somewhat of a thankless task I wanted to do something to say thank you. But what do you get your trainer as a gift? Tough question. Certainly I couldn’t make her cookies or brownies! She also has a pretty strict diet (gluten and dairy free etc).
So after some thought I decided to make homemade granola for her. I looked at a bunch of recipes online and then added my own tweaks. Next time I will probably make it a little bit sweeter but I think that is better for my trainer because she isn’t a big sweet fan. Its a super easy process.
Homemade Vanilla Granola
Heat to 350
2 c rolled oats
1/4 c flax seed
1/4 c honey (I would probably put in more next time because it wasn’t quite sweet enough)
1 c diced almonds
3.5 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla)
1 tsp cinnamon
If you have dried fruit or coconut that would be good.
Mix all ingredients. Lay out on cookie sheet with silpat or parchment. Stir the granola every 5 minutes and cook until it looks golden brown.
It’s honestly as easy as that and to think how much people can charge for it!