Easy Survival Granola

H/T Cookie and Kate

 

With grocery prices rising through the roof, this is a great recipe for a cheap, filling and nutritious snack you can make in bulk.

As for the extras, the possibilities are endless on what you can add.

My base recipe always includes peanuts, craisins and coconut but if you want to make a batch for the kiddos you can add chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips or M&M’s to sweeten it up.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free granola)

  • 1 ½ cup raw nuts and/or seeds (I used 1 cup pecans and ½ cup pepitas)

  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt (if you’re using standard table salt, scale back to ¾ teaspoon)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil

  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ⅔ cup dried fruit, chopped if large (I used dried cranberries)

  • Totally optional additional mix-ins: ½ cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes*

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.

  3. Pour in the oil, maple syrup and/or honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer.

  4. Bake until lightly golden, about 21 to 24 minutes, stirring halfway (for extra-clumpy granola, press the stirred granola down with your spatula to create a more even layer). The granola will further crisp up as it cools.

  5. Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes). Top with the dried fruit (and optional chocolate chips, if using). Break the granola into pieces with your hands if you want to retain big chunks, or stir it around with a spoon if you don’t want extra-clumpy granola.

  6. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. The dried fruit can freeze solid, so let it warm to room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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Battle Bars Review

 

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Out of the two varieties, the Blue Falcon and the Moab, the Blueberry laced Blue Falcon was my favorite by far, while my son preferred the Chocolate monster Moab.

Besides tasting great, I could tell right away these bars packed some serious nutrition.

While most commercial protein bars are packed with nothing but sugar and filler, Battle Bars contain REAL FUEL that your body needs to perform, namely PROTEIN! Both Bars contain between 230 to 250 calories and upwards of 21 to 25 grams of whey protein, while keeping the sugar to a bare minimum.

No Go-Bag or Survival Kit is complete without a ready, easy to eat food source like this in my opinion. No, it is not a substitute for a meal, but it sure is a convenient Kick-Start to have handy!

Remember: In a survival situation in the field it is all about FUEL, and that is exactly what Battle Bars gives you without all the other crap you don’t need.

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Remember, at the end of the day, YOU, not your TOOLS are the ultimate WEAPON, so FEED THAT BEAST WELL!

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