Mommyhood can be a bit overwhelming and tedious to say the least, it’s no wonder we trade personal pampering time for sleep, or that we forget to put mascara on both eyes in the early morning mad rush out the door!
Let’s face it, most day’s in mommyland seem to be filled with sleepless nights, endless house cleaning, unappreciated cooking, school pick-ups, extra-curricular activities, nappy changing, bottom wiping, argument mediating, homework, baths, laundry, stories and bed…did I mention time spent waiting in the car as a taxi driver?
And this is just the basic every day routine!
Most day’s I feel like a train wreck at the end of the day, but today I feel like a super mommy! My to-do list was a little bit longer than normal but somehow I managed to still fit in a whole hour of intense core work training – did I mention short shorts/bikini season is coming up – plus 2 full hours of play in the sun with my munchkins. It’s 9pm and I’m sitting down writing this post as I smell the most gorgeous smell of nutty, cinnamony (I know, I just made up that word:-) granola roasting in the oven! Yum! It reminds me of caramel roasted nuts at a Christmas market.
Nutty Granola Recipe:
8 cups of oats ( I personally like the small and light kind)
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups of whole almonds
2/3 cup of raw brown sugar
2/3 cup of sunflower oil
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey
2 tbsp of cinnamon (you can add more or less according to taste)
1 tsp vanilla
- Combine the oats, almonds, shredded coconut and cinnamon in a large baking pan or 2 smaller tins.
Put the coconut oil, sunflower oil, raw brown sugar and honey in a sauce pan and simmer until the sugar melts. Be careful not to boil!
Once melted add the cinnamon and vanilla and pour onto the oats mixture making sure it’s mixed well.
Put the mixture in a pre-heated oven at 150 celsius and leave to bake for about 1 hour. You can choose to leave it in longer if you like it extra crunchy, but remember it will harden as it cools and you may not want your granola tasting like little rocks!
Allow it to cool and then store in a cool little jar.
Who would have thought that all it took was finding the time to make homemade granola to make me feel like a super mommy today!
Finding the time to do that little bit extra on a busy day can seem stressful but it only takes a bit of time management and is totally worth it in the end!
No store bought sugar-filled breakfast cereals for this family, only pure homemade goodness made by my own 2 hands!