Boy, has it been a crazy week. It’s a good thing I planned these posts out ahead a time, or you’d all be lacking in food and beer pairings! I know, right! It is a scary, scary thought. I don’t even want to think about it. We are pretty much moved in. No, we have done absolutely no unpacking, but we did buy a sofa that isn’t covered in Cilantro hair! This is a major win in my book. Baby steps…baby steps. I made the granola right before we moved, in hopes that it would be a good snack while we were super busy and unable to do any cooking/baking. This granola is one of my favorites, and it saddens me that I’ve just shared it with you now! You all know of my deep obsession with cookie butter, so it should come as no surprise why I would like it in my granola. This recipe is the perfect breakfast item. I normally eat it with yogurt, whatever fruit is in season at the time, with a drizzle of honey. It’s hearty and delicious. It’s also great as an afternoon/late night snack, and great with a good Oatmeal Stout. It’s easy (which is awesome) and quick (which is even more awesome). It stores well, too! I know! There are so many positives!
Beer: Bristol Brewing’s Winter Warlock
Brewed By: Bristol Brewing
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Description: Oatmeal stouts are one of my favorite styles of beers out there, and although they tend to satisfy more so in the Winter months, I enjoy it along side this granola recipe. I do suggest you do not crack one open at 6 in the morning (unless that is totally your thing), but it is great when you are enjoying this granola as a snack. This beer, like many other Oatmeal stouts similar to it, is everything you crave in a sweeter stout. It is chocolatey and robust and pairs very well with desserts. If you can’t come across this specific oatmeal stout, pick up which ever is local in your area!
Cookie butter granola is great for breakfast or an all day snack! It is sweet, hearty and delicious!
Hardware: * Measuring Cups * Measuring Spoons * Large Lipped Baking Sheet * Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat * Mixing Bowls * Spoons * Whisk * Rubber Spatula * Airtight Container *