June 29, 2014
Till The Morning
Especially this time of year, when I can wander out and poke around in the garden.
Always a slow riser, I am even more so now since I had to give up coffee because of a heart arrhythmia several years ago.
Turns out I didn't know how anxious coffee made me feel until I stopped drinking it.
Anyway, I've been wanting to share a super-easy granola recipe that I've been making. A batch of it usually lasts me over a week, unless Mr. Fix-It gets into for a late night snack.
I love it for snacking too.
It's hardy enough to put hunger pangs at bay for several hours, plus it isn't too sweet. It seems perfect actually.
Toss together in a bowl:
8 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of nuts ( almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans etc)
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup pure maple syrup
Add after cooking:
2 cups of dried fruit ( I usually add raisins but dried cherries are great too, or cranberries)
I bake it at 350 in a glass 11" X 17" pyrex pan because it's easy to stir while baking. Bake for 15 minutes, stir it, bake it for 15 more, and stir again. Then I shut the stove off and leave it in there until I remember it's there. Turns nice and golden brown, and yummy.
If you're more of a muffin person these better than sex muffins are, shall I say, very, very, very good.
Lastly, I leave you with a favorite old song.