OK - small diversion. Back to stitching content tomorrow. Still a strumpet, struggling with project monogamy.
So, every morning for the last two years, my husband has eaten granola with yogourt. I have a very fit, handsome husband......
(The sexiest part of this photo is that he's folding laundry. Uh huh.) So, I decided that since my handsome, laundry folding husband liked his granola so much I would go to the trouble of finding a recipe that I could make for him. I started with a recipe from Recipezaar which is a site that I really like. I used recipe #76560 by NHNichole and only tweaked it slightly. I added two tbs of softened butter and only 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1/3 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup raisins
1Pour oatmeal into a glass microwaveable dish and cook for two minutes; stirring once. [I think this is to help the mixture to come to be more manageable - you know, the heat will help the oats be coated more evenly?-C]
2Combine all other ingredients into a bowl.
3Add in oatmeal.
4Stir until well blended.
5To finish, use either the microwave or oven. Both methods are listed below --
6Microwave method: Pour mixture into a glass dish and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
7Stir every minute.
8Cool on wax paper.
So - let me know if you try it! You can always omit the raisins and coconut, or add in different dried fruit - it would be a very forgiving recipe.
11Oven method: Pour mixture into a large cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
12Stir every 5 minutes.
13Add 1/2 cup of raisins.
14Cool on wax paper.