From the Kitchen of:
Our Fit Recipe series continues with this fall favorite from the kitchen of IFBB Bikini Celeb Robyn Maher. Try Robyn’s special twist on granola. A special treat for anyone who loves pumpkin as much as we do!!!
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup avocado oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon almond (or vanilla) extract
Preheat oven to 300º Fahrenheit.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and set it aside.
In a small saucepan, bring the honey and oil to a boil. Remove the mixture from the heat, and add the almond extract. Add the wet mix to the dry mix, and incorporate well, stirring to coat the ingredients evenly.
Line a 12×18-inch baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, including the sides. Spread the granola evenly on the pan, and bake for 30 minutes, or until it reaches the desired crunchiness.
Remove the granola from the oven, and spread it on a dry surface until fully cooled. Store in an airtight container.
IFBB Bikini Pro Robyn Maher is a fitness and nutrition expert who has
been featured on national and local TV. A graduate of Brigham
Young University with a degree in exercise science and wellness,
Robyn is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition
Specialist, YogaFit certified instructor, NPC judge and prep coach,
and the promoter of the IFBB/NPC Salt City Showdown. She’s also a
fitness model, public speaker, and mom of three who loves creating
healthy recipes and educating others on how to live an active, fit
lifestyle. Robyn lives near Salt Lake City.