Disclaimer: This post was written as a part of the SoyNut Butter Company Featured Blogger Program. All opinions shared in this post are my own.
When I was a kid, I went away to camp every summer. Those summers were filled with singing in the dining hall, sun tanning on the beautiful rocky shores of northern Ontario, and telling secrets to my friends under the stars. They were some of the best days of my life.
At my camp we did multi-day canoe trips off site, covering sometimes 100 km in a trip. They were always a blast, but one of the things every camper looked forward to most about these trips was the fried granola.
We would eagerly crowd around the campfire as our counsellors made it in the mornings, and then we would snatch at it like vultures, stuffing our faces until we gave ourselves stomach aches. But it was so worth it. Once you make it, you’ll understand what I mean.
- ¼ cup salted butter
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- ⅓ cup soy nut butter
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Heat up the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Then add the oats and cook for about a minute before stirring in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Next add the soy nut butter and stir until it is evenly distributed.
- Add the chocolate chips, stir, then take off the heat immediately so that they don't fully melt.
- Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
The first time I ever tried soy nut butter was actually at camp. Before that I never knew there was such thing as peanut butter alternatives! I remember I immediately dragged my mom out to pick up a jar of it after I got home from my first time at camp when I was 11 – and I’ve been happily addicted ever since.
The first brand I bought – and the only one I’ve used since – was I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter. This is because I feel completely safe eating it, since it’s made in a 100% nut free facility. These days I appreciate it for its healthiness as well. Soy gets a bad rap, but it actually contains healthy fats as well as protein. For more information, check out their website and Twitter.
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