He’s also the creator of #PopsicleWeek which is my favorite week in the summer. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s when every blogger on the planet spams your feed with their popsicle recipes—it’s a great week!
Today is all about his new cookbook, Whip It Up. The tag line says it all: Good food for fun people. Are you fun?! Of course you’re fun! This book is all about having fun.
I love this book because it’s really, really different and unique and funny and full of food that I want to make right away. Aesthetically…it’s cool. Like, the photos are shot with strobe on pop-y, colorful backgrounds. The voice throughout is exactly like Billy: funny, silly, sweet and clever.
The recipe that kept calling my name was the Brownie Granola because who doesn’t want to have brownies for breakfast. That’s, like, my dream every single day.
To my delightful surprise, it’s not nearly as sweet as one would think, which is actually really nice. The texture is slightly chewy and mostly chewy—it’s glorious. The salt adds another wonderful salty sweet dimension that I just love. I put it all over yogurt and paired it with a few slices of persimmon and a heavy drizzle of honey. Hello breakfast every day of my life!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here answering the question: What is your favorite way to have fun?!?! It can be simple, like, going for a walk with my dog. Or other stuff like that.
Giveaway is open to U.S. and International readers and will end on Saturday at noon PST.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 ounces dark chocolate chips (I used cocoa nibs)
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats and walnuts. In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, mix together the honey, brown sugar, coconut oil, cocoa powder and salt, about 3 to 5 minutes until heated through and it starts to boil.
- Pour the sticky cocoa mixture over the rolled oats and toss thoroughly thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet evenly. Transfer to the oven to bake for 10 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, give the granola a toss and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss the chocolate on top—it’ll begin to melt immediately. Let granola cool completely before breaking it up with your hands. Keep in an airtight container for 1 week.