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This granola is my pride and joy at the moment. Because after many years of making homemade granola, I finally got a batch to turn out exactly how I want it.
Big, crunchy clusters.
Total flavor bomb.
Short ingredient list.
Easy to prepare.
Insert —>>> happy dance.
The hardest part about getting this recipe “just right” was achieving those hearty, satisfying clusters. But I discovered two keys steps to get us there. First, I processed some of the oats into a flour, which once mixed with the wet ingredients acts like a binder and holds everything together. And second, I completely resisted the urge to stir the granola during baking and cooling. Now, most recipes will instruct you to stir several times while baking to ensure that the granola doesn’t burn. But I was totally hands off (= laziness WIN). I just kept the heat low. I didn’t stir a thing. And nothing burned. Not even a teeny, tiny bit.
My newly perfected granola recipe deserves to be paired with something equally deserving. Which is why I’m reaching for Elli Quark, a spoonable fresh cheese that has a creamy texture very similar to Greek yogurt, but isn’t quite as sour. Made with Non-GMO ingredients and boasting a high protein-to-carb ratio with no added sugars and no artificial anything, Elli Quark is a great way to start your day. Especially when combined with fresh fruit and my highly addicting (my mom could not stop eating this stuff!) Maple Pecan Quinoa Granola.
And let’s not forget about the taste. Whether you enjoy the classics (like strawberry or peach) or you’re craving something more indulgent (sea salt caramel!), Elli Quark has you covered with twelve flavors to choose from.
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