5 Foods You Should Make at Home & Stop Buying.

Because homemade is better. And cheaper. And easier than you think.
  1. Granola
    Holy crap granola is expensive! It's all those add ins. But whenever you buy it, there's always that one thing you don't really like but you kind of tolerate, like coconut flakes or raisins. Instead make your own. Takes about 45 min for a batch that will last you a month. AND you can customize it to your own tastes.
  2. Muffins
    Seriously. $3 for a muffin at a coffee shop? The total ingredients for a batch of muffins is $5. Takes about 45 minutes to make 12 and you can freeze them. Take one out and leave it on your counter right when you wake up. Once you've showered and gotten dressed it'll be defrosted. Or pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds for a quick thaw.
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
    A few tweaks (let the dough cure in the fridge, use a mix of dark & semi chopped chocolate and sprinkle some sea salt on them before baking) and your choco choppers can taste like a bakery store version. Better yet, make a big batch and freeze the dough in cookie portions. Then you'll ALWAYS have fresh baked cookies as an option. L
  4. Hummus
    Ridiculous easy to make if you have a food processor. Canned garbanzo beans (good), dried beans (better), dried beans and homemade tahini (best) all make better hummus than anything you buy at the store.
  5. Bacon
    It sounds totally badass to make your own bacon. Get a 5lb slab or pork belly. Stick it in a 2 gallon ziplock bag. Mix 1/4 c kosher salt, 1/4 c coarse ground black pepper, 1/4 c brown sugar, 2 tsp pink curing salt #1 (you gotta order that stuff, don't use the pink Himalayan salt), 4 bay leaves, 5 smashed garlic cloves & handful of fresh thyme. Pour that stuff over the pork belly, rub it good both sides. Let it sit in the fridge for 1 wk. Bake at 200F for 2hrs. You got bacon.