Every week, one of our volunteers shares their quarantine faves. Meet this week's volunteer, Samantha from Canada!
Hi! I'm Samantha and I am a high school senior entering the year of 2020-21. You may know me through my previous blog post or Vibrance, my six-week graphic design course, that I recommend you to check out if you haven't already!
Recipe you can try
Granola Cluster Cookies
A healthy and super quick recipe (developed by the amazing Claire Saffitz) is great for emptying your nut and seed pantry while satisfying sweet cravings. From my experience it is super customizable, as long as you have around 3-5 cups of any granola-appropriate ingredient it will turn out great!
Recipe: Granola Cookies Recipe Credit: Bon Appetit
- 2½ cups nuts (eg. pecans, sliced almonds, walnuts, peanuts)
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¾ cup seeds (eg. pumpkin, sunflower)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons virgin coconut or extra-virgin olive oil, melted
- 2 large egg whites
- ⅔ cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. Toss nuts, seeds, coconut, salt, and oil on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, tossing once, until coconut is golden and mixture is fragrant, 10–12 minutes. Let cool.
3. Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, whisking until mixture is thick and opaque. Add nut mixture and fold to coat evenly.
4. Drop ¼-cupfuls of mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing evenly. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheet halfway through, until edges are golden, 15–20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
5. Enjoy! Optional: Add chocolate chips and/or dried fruits like raisins once it’s cooled!