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Body LoveKate WeinerComment

Today we're sharing an easy breezy beautiful recipe for homemade granola from our friends at Loam (see below).

Because body love is about nourishing your able limbs and hungry heart and curious mind. It's about feeding yourself food that makes you feel strong and satisfied. Learning to make granola is a simple way to get cooking in the kitchen. You can make it with friends, you can make it for yourself. You can make it however you want (me? I always go in on the chocolate).

And remember that no food is inherently "good" or "bad." Focus instead on reframing your diet to incorporate those foods that nourish you. Here's hoping that this savory, nutty, cranberry-studded mix will help you get started on cultivating a kitchen that does just that. Feel free to tailor this recipe to your own tastes and be sure to let us know what twists you come up with!


6 cups steel-cut oats

2 cups olive oil

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup almonds

4 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

Pinch of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350. As oven warms, thoroughly mix oats, chips, nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, and salt together in a large bowl. Make sure that the olive oil and peanut butter in particular are evenly distributed.
  2. Spread mixture onto sheet tray and bake for thirty to thirty five minutes or until lightly browned. Stir every 15 minutes. 
  3. Let cool five to ten minutes, add cranberries, and then dig in!