One thing that Ryon loves is key lime pie. I know this because he reminds me of it constantly. He’s always asking me to make him a key lime pie. “When are you going to make another key lime pie, honey?” “It would be a great day for a key lime pie.” “Know what does great with this lovely meal you just made? Key lime pie.” [Seriously he asks a few times a week yall.] So I told him the other day I was going to make key lime pie just to watch his face light up. And I didn’t lie. I just made key lime pie granola instead.
When we were in Michigan I started reading an ebook called “Conquering Your Kitchen: How to plan meals, shop, and cook real food with confidence“. (That’s an affiliate link because I totally love the book.) Based on the title I was excited to start reading, although I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, I feel pretty confident in the kitchen most of the time but I love learning new tips and tricks. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down.
We went to Ryon’s grandparents the first weekend we were up there and I would take my iPad with me all through the house. I was hoping to be able to sit long enough to read a few pages before have to chase down a kid. When everyone was in the gazebo chatting, I was reading. I would participate in conversation, but mainly I was focused on my book.
I really loved Annemarie’s approach to cooking. She talks about meal planning, using fresh produce, making sure you always have healthy snacks available and so many other great points. I feel like sometimes we get so caught up in social media or TV or anything else that we forget the basics. Like, good food is good for you. Or meal planning saves time and money. Its things we know, but its nice to hear again and realize people still eat real food.
This key lime pie granola is a combination of two things – an adaption of one of the awesome recipes in the Conquering your Kitchen book [there are 80 of them in the book!] and my husbands unnatural love for key lime pie. Its the best of both worlds really.
Key Lime Pie Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups cornflakes
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4-6 key limes, juiced and zested
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4542Cholesterol: 36mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 473gFiber: 36gSugar: 243gProtein: 49g
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Amy | Club Narwhal says
Oh, key lime is my everything! This granola sounds like my new favorite breakfast 🙂
Yay! Its so so good! Who doesn’t love key lime?!
Wow – This sounds so good! We love granola, and I’m pinning and adding this to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I’m looking forward to trying it this weekend! Enjoy your weekend!
My pleasure Karen! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
That sounds amazing Kelley!! One of these days I will figure out how to make a dairy-free key lime pie, until then I think I will eat this granola. 🙂
Ohhh yes! The granola may not be as good as a real key lime pie.. but its pretty close!
Becca from ItsYummi.com says
Oh my gosh, Kelley… this granola is shouting at me to make it! Love!
Haha! Thanks Becca! I hope you enjoy it! (Its so good!)
Joanie @ ZagLeft says
This is so smart. I love Key Lime Pie but couldn’t justify eating it for breakfast. Thank you for giving me an option. Pinning!
Hope you enjoy Joanie!
Aww! You kind of inspired me too – reminding me that although meal planning is time consuming, it’s worth it! And I’m dreaming of eating this granola with some vanilla yogurt!
Mmm.. yes! Perfect with vanilla yogurt! Or ice cream. Whatevs 😉
amanda @ fake ginger says
That ebook sounds like something I need to read! Also, I definitely need this granola!
Its a great read for sure! Here is a link to it (not sure if I had one in the post) – http://amzn.to/1CkfvZF.
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
I love that this has cornflakes! What a unique granola recipe!
Agreed! It turned out great!
Heather | girlichef says
Oh yummy, this is a great idea. I love the key lime flavors in there, but I’m also intrigued by the cornflakes!
Yes, I’ve seen a bunch of granola recipes, and hers was the first one with cornflakes. It actually turned out delicious!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
That books sounds great, I’ll have to check it out! And THIS GRANOLA! Mmm I love Key Lime Pie, now I can have it for breakfast! 🙂
Right?! Totally agree!