Pumpkin Butter Granola

Last night as Ryan and I watched The Sing Off, I did a little baking, which turned into lots of snacking. Fortunately I had a bit of the end result leftover to enjoy for breakfast today.

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Pumpkin butter granola!

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Pumpkin Butter Granola

  • Makes four 1/4 cup servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Bake Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until oats are no longer dry
  3. Spread out granola on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through
  5. Allow to cool until granola is crunchy

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This morning I enjoyed the granola with a cup of strawberry banana Greek yogurt.

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Homemade granola is so easy and definitely cheaper than store-bought granola. I’m quite a fan!

(Past granola recipes may be found on my Granola Recipe Roundup page.)

Workout

Let’s fly through today’s workout recap! It was an upper body day in the gym and I completed three sets of 15 repetitions of the following exercises:

  • Superset One: Bicep curls + Ryan’s awesome shoulder move
  • Superset Two: Tricep pull downs + Upright rows
  • Superset Three: Low pulls + Chest press
  • Superset Four: Tricep extensions + Mac raises
  • Superset Five: Incline bicep curls + Push ups

I love supersets! They keep my heart pumpin’ and my workout moving fast.

Te Quiero, Amarillo

On our way home from the gym today, the song Bailamos by Enrique Inglesias came on the radio.

Ryan and I were being tools in the car and singing the song in our sexy Enrique voices (we have a gift) when the chorus came on. While I opted not to sing some of the Spanish words that I couldn’t understand, Ryan plunged in and went for the gold.

Only he came up without a medal.

Actual words:

Bailamos! Let the rhythm take you over…
Bailamos!
Te quiero, amor mio

Ryan’s version:

Bailamos! Let the rhythm take you over…
Bailamos!
Te quiero, amarillo

Enrique was saying, “I want you, my love.” I took a bit of Spanish in my day and knew that Ryan’s wonderfully romantic version said, “I want you, yellow.”

Apparently someone has a strong affinity for the sunshiny color.

love yellow

Not that I blame him

The best lyrics mix up I’ve ever heard came from my sister. One Christmas we were singing this Christmas classic:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 
Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Leslie’s version went like this:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 
Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 
And folks dressed up like Kokonos.

Um, what?

When I asked her what, exactly, Kokonos were she said, “I don’t know. I never really thought about it.”

You better believe my family now always sings “Folks dressed up like Kokonos” whenever we hear that song around Christmastime.

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