Granola Crunch Muffins

by Heather on August 1, 2011

I’m going to admit this here and now:  I’m a big cheater.

Yes, I said it.  I cheated on these muffins.  I used a store-bought muffin mix.  I used pre-made granola (LoveGrown in case you were wondering…the only packaged granola I will probably ever buy again).  I thought about making my own muffins and granola this morning, but then I also thought about sleeping til 5:30 instead of 4:30.  Sleep won.


Sleep will always win.

I actually saw this idea on an old episode of Barefoot Contessa the other day and thought it sounded genius.  And although she made her own muffin batter, she did use her favorite store-bought granola.  I figure if Ina Garten can get away with it – I mean the woman makes homemade breadcrumbs and chicken stock for EV.ER.Y.THING. – then I could too.  And you know what?  It worked.


I got my extra sleep, my extra snuggles, my now-daily slice of watermelon, AND my muffins.  And for a Monday morning I’d say that’s just right.

Since I didn’t exactly make a “recipe” out of this here are a few of my favorite muffins that adding a little extra granola crunch to would only make better:

Now if only there were a way for muffins to just make themselves, I think Monday mornings would only be significantly easier to stomach!


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