Maple Nut Granola

Today, we are going to discuss procrastination and how to overcome it.

However, first I must warn everyone in my house not to disturb me while I write about this important topic. …Alright, they have been warned.

Next, I should set my status on all my social media accounts to ‘busy – do not disturb!’ Ah, look I have five new notifications… No! Do not distract me! I need to write this blog post.

Alright then, time to begin. Except I’m thirsty…  Well, I most certainly can’t write well if I’m thirsty! I’ll go downstairs, get water, and in the meantime, warn everyone again not to bother me. I’m writing, people! This is important.

Maybe I should make a lock for my door to ensure no one comes in. That would be pivotal to ensure this blog post is successful. The problem is I don’t know how to build a lock, but I do know how to make a barricade!


I push my bed against the door while wishing I lifted weights more often. I would ask someone to help, but that would fall under the category of disrupting my writing! Also if he would push the bed, he would be stuck on the wrong side of the barricade.

As the bed rolls aside, a scary thought strikes me, the chilling premonition one has before they kick a bee’s hive. What if I expose the monsters under the bed?

I peek under the mattress just to make sure. Aha, there is no monsters. What if there were? …That would make a great novel! I must jump on this inspiration while I have it.

I sit on the floor and scribble in a notebook, because it’s picturesque to write with a fountain pen, trying to capture the vision. It’s beautiful, vibrant, alive!

By the second sentence, I get stuck. What is another word for “brobdingnagian?” I scan my bookshelf, searching for my thesaurus. (Yes, I still have a thesaurus, and a dictionary, in book form.) Alas! It is nowhere to be found! If that is the case, I must run to the library!

I hurry to the door, but the barricade blocks my exit. Besides, if I go through the hall, my family members might disturb my writing process. Fine, there is only one thing to do now: go through the window.

In all the crime stories, the escapees use bedsheets as the rope, so I decide to do the same. I strip the barricade and spend some time trying to knot the blankets together. Those shows make it look so easy! I really need to learn how to tie knots if I am ever going to escape from prison one day.


I log in to my laptop and google ‘how to escape with bed sheets’ and find out that the best way to make a rope involves cutting the bedsheets, which I don’t want to do since lying on a bare mattress isn’t sanitary. Plus, I’m not in prison yet, so I don’t really need the rope. Not like I plan to go to jail, but life has its way of bringing you to unexpected places, so you never know.

Wait, why did I want a rope anyway? Oh, because I wanted to find a thesaurus at the library! …What is this, I can use an online thesaurus! This moment deserves a face palm.

Now, what was that word I needed? … I can’t remember. What am I doing? And why is my bed against the door? Wait a second… (Scroll up) Oh this is a blog post! Right! (Reads the page.) I’m supposed to be talking about procrastination. Well, that’s a real shame because this post is already full. I guess I’ll have to write about that next week!

Oh, but I’m supposed to talk about the recipe… Make it, people! It’s the easiest, cleanest, and most delicious granola you can make. Beats any sugar-bomb in a packaged bag that grocery stores pretend to be healthy. I approve of this recipe, so yeah. Don’t procrastinate. Make it now.

I should put my bed back…


Maple Nut Granola


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup craisins


  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the nuts, oats, and pumpkin seeds with the maple syrup and coconut oil until well-coated.
  3. Spread the granola onto a lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and bake for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add the craisins and mix until distributed.
  6. Enjoy in yoghurt, cereal, or plain!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Dev says:

    Great Article!! Even greater recipe! I am looking forward to trying this!!!:)


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