TASTEFUL THURSDAY: "Reese's" Peanut Butter Granola
Hello my friends!
What a beautiful, full day it has been. One of the coolest things I got to share with my friend Bethany, who I spent the whole day with today blessedly, was how I understand the term “hangry” so well now. Where a demon in me used to delight in hunger pangs, exhaustion, lack of energy and lack memory, and numbness… wow, those things SUCK!! I mean, they are livable, but man, when I’m hungry, I want food! PRAISE THE LORD! Haha, and Bethany witnessed my “hangriness” when we were at the mall today. Though, of course, Jesus in us overcomes worldly, physical “hanger” the same way He overcame my lack of normal hunger. Wow. Praising Jesus.
And where I’m just realizing that I naturally ate quite a lot to fuel my day today, just the same, through work at Starbucks and work at teaching dance and a very godly, needed, and beautiful time with my precious mother, when my stomach was growling as it almost always is lately, that hunger could be put aside for that which mattered most– His Kingdom– through HIS fulfillment that now, of course I knew that I would feed myself soon, where, “before,” I would not feed myself– and therefore my attention in such blissful moments with people would be on distraction, unconscious hunger, numbness, and lack of energy.
AH. JESUS THANK-YOU THAT I AM FOREVER CHANGED IN YOU, FOR YOU!
His life in me Just Him.
Today, I am blogging a recipe I came up with courtesy of a gift from my dear Josee; chocolate coconut peanut butter! Ah, does this girl know me or what? It is the Wild Friends brand, but you can sub some cacao powder, agave syrup/any liquid sweetener such as maple syrup and honey, regular peanut butter, and coconut oil or coconut shreds for the chocolate peanut butter if you don’t have it on hand and just want to make this recipe right away! I threw it together, and did roughly measure the ingredients in order to write down the recipe! It turned out quite well– enjoy!
“Reese’s” Peanut Butter Granola
Makes 2-3ish servings
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup cashews
1/3 cup chocolate coconut peanut butter (see note above for substitutions)
- In medium bowl, combine oats and cashews. Add chocolate peanut butter, and mix well, using hands if necessary, to coat. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring and flipping every 5-10 minutes (granola burns if sitting in one place for too long!).
- Allow to cool at least 30 minutes at room temperature in order to allow granola to become crunchy. Feel free to add chocolate chips, dried fruit, banana chips, more nuts– anything you’d like! Enjoy; I did with bananas and dairy-free milk!