Friday, April 16, 2010

Per Request

One of my friends, a fellow foodie, told me today that I MUST post about my granola because it is a part of my life, everyday. I wish it were a part of my life everyday, but I'd have to work out for 2 hours a day instead of 1 to work off all those calories. I am not a calorie counter, but I am well aware of the content calorie of every food item.

My husband grew up eating granola and after getting married and grocery shopping for 2, I found granola to be quite pricey. I understand the price, due to the ingredients. I knew I could do better....
So I set off to concoct the perfect ratio of nuts to oats, etc. After a couple of batches I found one that T loves. (more than any other granola he's EVER had) The problem is, I don't have a recipe, It's just sort of something you have to play with the get the taste you like. The honey & brown sugar determine the sweetness while the cranberries and raisins bring a chewy & tart contrast to the freshly toasted nuts.

First, I pour oats out on to a baking sheet

Then add chopped nuts/seeds of your choice(sans salt). T likes pecans, walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds

add oil, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, and stir!

Put the granola in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes.

Then add these, to your hearts desire

bake until golden brown

After cooling, I put it in T's "cereal box"

mission accomplished