This test recipe is not one which has been sitting around in my recipe book or in a magazine on the shelf, patiently waiting it's turn to be created in my little kitchen.
Instead, it is one that I developed by myself, using some proportions from my basic granola recipe and some ingredient inspiration from a newly developed granola during my externship.
I wanted to create a granola that was packed with protein to help fuel our long days, Mike's endless studying, our Crossfit and running workouts. I wanted something that could be consumed quickly, at a desk or on-the-go, and would pack a healthy punch. I wanted a granola that could stave off crankiness after a long day of work, but still facing an evening of things to do.
This is actually the second test of this recipe. The first one ended, well, terriblely. My proportions for the liquid ingredients were a lot-a-bit off. Ten minutes after putting the mixture in the oven, the granola was swimming in a pool of honey and olive oil. Into the garbage and back to the drawing board.
This second attempt ended much better.