I seriously love oats. Oatmeal, granola, cereal…anything! I might be part horse, I’m not sure 😉
So for this Valentine’s Day, I’m showing you two options for my favorite oat creation: GRANOLA!!! You can bake your own, or buy a delicious Valentine’s inspired granola for your special someone.
- 4.5 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup Kashi Go Lean Cereal
- 1 cup Fiber One Original
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl.
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
Whisk the ingredients together. Pour over oat mixture. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 300 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Lay out on paper towels to dry. Add Craisins for a punch of red!
Or, if you’re super busy, and don’t want to bake your own, Nature’s Path has got you covered!
Love Crunch Organic Granola
Story behind Love Crunch
Love Crunch was born out of love and a passion for both cereal and philanthropy; the first boxes of Love Crunch were created to give as wedding favors to those who helped celebrate the marriage of Nature’s Path Organic Foods founding family members, Arjan and Rimjhim Stephens.
In lieu of gifts they asked each of the wedding guests to do a volunteer community project to post to a web page “The Experience Giving Project.” To share their project with cereal lovers nationwide, they partnered with Whole Food Market’s non-profit Whole Planet Foundation to create an easy way to donate and make a difference in the lives of those most in need.
Love Crunch is the perfect marriage between the whole grain goodness of flax cocoa granola, rich dark chocolate chunks, the sweetness of strawberries, the tartness of raspberries and the decadence of coconut.
Like all Nature’s Path products, Love Crunch is USDA certified organic which means it does not contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organism (GMOs) or synthetic pesticides.
Here are a few ways you can indulge your sweet tooth while indulging your heart:
Simple Breakfast Treat Love Crunch is the perfect breakfast treat to serve your sweetie on Valentine’s Day morning and because Valentine’s Day is on a Monday, Love Crunch is a quick and easy way to start the special day with a delicious surprise for your loved ones.
Love Crunch Topping Love Crunch makes a tasty topping for your favorite desserts. You can use it to top a yogurt parfait or a creamy bowl of ice cream for an added hint of love.
Love Crunch Cheesecake We have a delicious cheesecake recipe featuring a decadent Love Crunch crust.
I’ll post the recipe later on today! I can’t wait to make this, it looks so yummy. Diane from “Dietitian in the Kitchen” is the genius behind the recipe.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Do something good for your heart today and make some heart healthy granola or go and buy some great organic Love Crunch!