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Runner Recipe: Monster Mash Granola

Remember that time you went to a Halloween gathering, and all that was in-reach was unhealthy snacks? Sometimes it’s hard to say no (trust me, I get it!). Bring this nutritious, carb-loaded, fall granola to your next event. Even better? Pair it with Greek yogurt for a post-run snack.

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Ingredients:

  • – 3/4 cup pecans
  • – 1/2  cup almonds
  • – 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • – 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • – 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • – 4 cups oatmeal
  • – 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • – 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • – 3 Tbsp honey
  • – 2 cups coconut
  • – Optional: Cranberries, dark chocolate chips, currants, pumpkin seed, dried apple

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Steps:

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. 2. Place pecans, almonds and hazelnuts on baking sheet, toast until lightly brown and aromatic (about 5 mins)
  3. 3. Place coconut on baking sheet, toast until lightly brown and aromatic (about 4 mins)
  4. 4. Place Sesame seeds on baking sheet, toast until lightly brown (2-3 mins)
  5. 5. Chop pecans, hazelnuts and almonds coarsely, place together in a bowl and set aside
  6. 6. Combine oatmeal, nuts, coconut and sesame seeds in large bowl
  7. 7. Combine coconut oil, maple syrup and honey in a saucepan and heat over low heat until mixture is warm
  8. 8. Pour liquid mixture over the oat mixture
  9. 9. Spread granola evenly onto parchment paper lined baking sheet
  10. 10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. 11. Remove from oven and let the mixture cool
  12. 12. Add cranberries and currants
  13. 13. Store in air-tight container
  14. 14. Other additions to try: Pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chips, dried apple

This blog post is by Brooks’ own Lauren Boriotti and was taken from The Run, Brooks’ online community. See it in full here. Thanks Lauren!

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