I’m an April baby. That’s right! I’m a spring-loving, easter-egg finding, Peep-eating April baby. I love Cadbury Mini Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies. I enjoy pastel colored shoes and skirts. Call me crazy, but the only part of the spring season I dislike is the jelly beans. I’m totally not a jelly bean person; this probably has something to do with the 90s Jelly Belly craze and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavoured Beans that I consumed in my youth. Some of those flavors scarred me for life. Too much of a good thing really can end up ruining your appreciation for it.
One spring flavor that I adore is carrot cake. My mom’s friend, Bill, literally makes the most amazing carrot cake that I’ve ever tasted. He’s an awesome baker, carpenter, and sportsman. Although I rarely see Bill, he does remember my birthday every year with a card or text. He taught my mom to make his special cake, and it’s been my birthday cake for at least five years in a row.
Because I probably shouldn’t eat cake every day, I’m vamping up my favorite flavors and creating a healthy carrot cake granola.
This carrot cake granola really is perfect for snacking on it’s own, but it pairs well with yogurt or a little almond milk.
What is your favorite spring or Easter dessert?