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Coconut Oil Granola

A statement: This post is not about poo.

A follow-up statement: This post is about one of the most accurate Matty B quotes ever.

Also, this post is about coconut oil granola.

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A few days ago, Miss Rae was walking around with a suspicious brown blob on the seat of her pants.

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She was heading for a piece of furniture and regardless of what the brown blob was, we didn’t want her sitting on the couch with…something…on her pants.

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Matty B swooped her up and without a second thought, I went in for the sniff.

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Phew. Chocolate.

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Impressed (or disgusted?) Matty B made the statement of the year:

“You know you’re a real mom when you smell the brown.”

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I made coconut oil granola. I was inspired by this recipe that my friend, Melissa, recommended. However, I was put off by the idea of whole wheat flour in my granola, I didn’t have pistachios, I doubled the salt, and I knew that adding raisins was a sure-fire way to get a whole batch of granola to myself, so I’ve included my recipe as well.

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Matty B thought this was delicious. And, truth be told, I’ve been sneaking handfuls all night. The only thing that might make it better is the addition of chocolate chips.

But who knows where the chocolate will end up?

Coconut Oil Granola

Ingredients
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

Combine oats, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds and salt in a medium bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk maple syrup and coconut oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated.

Spread on a silpat (or parchment) lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.

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