Next time you’re setting out for a hike to hug trees, you may want bring along a re-usable BPA free container of granola with you. You don't want any old store bought Granola, you want whatever is closest to nature. The stuff the squirrels will be gathering around to hear all about…
The store bought granola has a bunch of ingredients that even the squirrels don’t like to eat. Even the “pure”, “natural”, “Healthy” granola packages usually have added sugar as the second ingredient. “Why so much sugar? WWWHHHYYYYYYYY?”
If you turn up with store bought crap those squirrels will turn on you. It's winter, they're cold and need some serious nourishment. Avoid the animals snickering at you, it's bad enough that your human pals will no doubt have a thing or two to say... "Have you talked to her recently? She's so Granola now!" Haters gonna hate.
1 cup oats
½ cup Raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ pumpkin seeds
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 tbps coconut oil
1 tbps maple syrup (100% pure)
pinch of salt
How to do it:
Combine all of your ingredients by hand. (You’ll feel one with nature that way) Bake at 300F for 10 minutes, toss the mixture around a bit and continue baking for another 5 minutes.…I mean you could leave it at 10 if you want, but the squirrels I run with like a crispier granola. You do you, or get to know what the squirrels in your forest like best.
Let the mixture come to room temperature before you pack it up. It will last about 2 weeks in a mason jar, but lets be honest – the squirrels don’t know a damn thing about portion control, so it will probably be gone in no time.
******Whatever you do, DO NOT pack up granola in adorable mason jars and give it away as a Christmas gift at various tree stumps around your house. You'll be ridiculed for life.
Or maybe you should? Maybe you should...