Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Homemade Granola: The Perfert Pre- and Post-Workout Snack!

Leigh-Ann Webster of HealthWise Women sent me this great pre-workout breakfast or after workout snack that she made and ate frequently during her training for the San Diego Rock-n-Roll Marathon. It looked great, so I made a batch and now I'm hooked! It's perfect for providing you with the fuel you'll need during your workout as well as help restock those used-up carbs after your workout. Give it a try! I guarantee you'll say "YUM!"

Homemade Granola topped with Fresh Berries and Milk or Soy
4 Cups Multi Grain Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill or Country Choice Organic Oats)
1 Cup Slivered Almonds (Trader Joes)
2 Cups Raw Pecans (Trader Joes)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
1/4 Cup Organic Brown Sugar (Trader Joes)
2 Tablespoons Organic Honey (Trader Joes)
1/4 Cup Omega 3 Cranberry Pieces (Trader Joes)
1/2 Cup Organic Raisins (Trader Joes)

Mix oatmeal and nuts together. Mix canola oil, brown sugar, honey, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon in a microwave safe dish. Warm for 30 seconds and pour over the oatmeal mixture. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and toss in cranberry pieces and raisins. Bake for an additional 5 minutes and remove promptly. Eat plain or top with fresh berries and milk/soy milk. Granola will keep in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

Each 1/2 cup serving is 230 calories and 6 grams of fiber. Or, each 1/3 cup serving is 153 calorie sand 4 grams of fiber.


ShutUpandRun said...

Wow this looks great and nourishing. Thanks for the recipe!

Snack-Girl said...

This is a great idea - I also feature it on my website http://www.snacksnoop.com
with other workout snack ideas.

Zoë said...

Ohmygosh, that sounds delicious! Anything with nutmeg is my fave. :)

RunnerDude said...

Hey ShutUpandRun and Zoë! Let me know how you like it if you make it!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Kidfoodie! Welcome to the blog! Yep, they are very similar recipes. Leigh-Ann's version contains, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg giving it a slightly different flavor. Both sound great and either would be super a for pre- or post-workout snack! Hey, great blog by-the-way!