Monday, February 21, 2011

Go-to granola

This is, quite honestly, the only thing I know how to make well.
Luckily, it is Raymo's favorite.

Want the recipe? Ok!
Before buying the ingredients, be aware that you can use any nuts or dried fruit you want. I love mine with almonds and craisins. Also, you can use more than one fruit or nut. Mix it up! Next batch I plan on adding dried pineapple tidbits. 
I buy all my granola ingredients at Winco in the bulk food section. They have LOTS of nuts and fruit to choose from at a fraction of the price because it is not pre-packaged and it is priced by the pound.

4 cups old-fashion oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup craisins
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Scatter rolled oats on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven and pour oat and nut mixture into a mixing bowl. Add syrup, sugar and fruit of choice. Mix well. Return mixture to cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Turn the mixture often!
Once baking is complete, remove from oven and let cool for 2 hours. Once the granola is COMPLETELY cooled, break apart and store in an air-tight container.

What blog?

Who has time for blogging?
Not me.

Instead of trying to recap the last two months, take what you can from the pictures below.

This last one might get me in trouble but I think it is so funny! I'm not sure how it happened but the camera totally distorted Erica's face. I love it.