Brown Butter-Pecan Granola

One of the surprising benefits of stepping up the intensity of my training is that I get to eat a lot more! That being said, my choices are a lot healthier. I find I get hungry quite frequently and I pack a lot of healthy snacks to keep me going throughout the day. Unfortunately my work office isn’t close to a grocery store (if you don’t drive to work like myself) and I really have to plan my snacks.

Tomorrow’s lunch & snacks include:

-plain Greek 2% yogurt and small container of granola (really, it’s like 3 tablespoons)
-2 mini cucumbers
-handful of corn chips
-soft tofu w/green onions and splash of soy sauce
-lentil salad w/sausage on greens
-“pasta salad”: corn/brown rice fusilli with roasted vegetables in a light caesar dressing

And I’m already thinking I should pack some puffed brown rice crackers w/cheddar cheese….hmmm…

It’s quite a lifestyle change but I really enjoy eating healthy and clean.

I want to share with you a recipe for the granola I’m eating right now. I alternate between granola and thawed frozen berries in my yogurt and having just finished the last of my Trader Joe’s granola, I needed a new cheap alternative. I mean, how can you top $2.99 for a box of granola?

Let me tell you.

Brown butter-pecan granola.

Brown Butter Pecan Granola

Amazing – but with 1/2 cup of butter, honey and sugar – it’s not exactly low fat. But it’s perfect to sprinkle (in moderation) on plain yogurt. My only modification was the inclusion of about 1/4 cup of chopped crystallized ginger. Oh – and I forgot about the pumpkin seeds. Go easy on the orange zest too.

Recipe from Bon Appetit!

Brown Butter Pecan Granola

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Categories: brown butter, granola, pecan


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