Did anyone else experience the longest weekend of their lives?? Blizzard Jonas kept us inside for most of it, and even when I felt ready to bundle up and go play in the fluffy white stuff, I couldn't because our middle child has been fighting a stomach bug that just won't go away. If I could sum up my weekend in three words it would be: Lysol, Snow and Wine. That sounds like a song. Listen, when they practically make it illegal to leave your home, you enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. Or 39. My house is a mess. There are forts everywhere. I let everyone walk around in their snowy boots after one, epic tantrum (and then I let go). I can't stop washing my hands. I can't stop spraying Lysol. I've given my girls 18 baths. Anyway, let's just say I'm happy it's Monday.
Thank god I prepared for the storm and made sure I had every ingredient I would need to bake and cook. At least for muffins and chili (more on that later). A week ago we were upstate in Rhinebeck, NY and I bought this incredible granola from the sweet shop Samuel's. Chunks of dark chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and coconut make it the best granola I've ever had (even if for a split second after purchasing it, the image on the package made me think I had bought dog food). Carson had the fantastic idea of baking muffins with it, and so I googled "granola muffins" and found this recipe.
They are delicious! Just use your favorite granola and you will certainly enjoy these muffins.