Thursday, June 28, 2007

Going Granola

Here is a GREAT recipe for granola. Eat it over lowfat vanilla yogurt (trader joe's is excellent) with fresh berries. You could even get fancy and layer it in parfait fashion.


4 cups oatmeal
2 cups flaked coconut
2 cups sliced almonds

Mix with hands

3/4 cup vegetable oil (you can reduce this to 1/2)
1/2 cup honey

Mix oil and honey into dry mixture. Spread out onto a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 20 minutes, stirring twice. When done baking, add raisins, dried apricots, pecans, etc. (I like mine with pecans and raisins, but it's great plain, too).

Store in an airtight container.



Traci said...

I will have to try this. It sounds yummy!

Bringhursts said...

Wow. Can't you just buy granola?

kat said...

no, anjie, you can't. store bought granola is hard and clumpy and tastes like dirt. THIS granola is soft and chewy and tastes like happy.

Melissa said...

Wait, did you just say that this granola tastes like hippie? My thoughts exactly.

kat said...

please... hippie would taste like armpit hair. this is neo-modern granola. it's good for you AND tastes great. me in a nutshell.

Melissa said...

You ARE great for me, Kat. I'm glad you're able to recognize that. I am, however, a bit concerned about the part where you taste good.

Kelly said...

sounds yummy. i love home made granola.

Bringhursts said...

Oh no, the Californians have gotten into Wyoming Kat. She's probably even recycling now and thinks the right to bear arms should be taken out of the Constitution. Melissa, we need to stage an intervention.

Kat, this is a safe place. Melissa and I care about you.

kat said...

puh-lease. first and foremost i would like to state that California is where i was birthed into the world, so therefore it is pretty much synonomous with me. second, if we're going to get all on the intervention thing, let's intervent anjie. lil' miss LV. i've seen your strip club billboard while passing through town on the I-15, anj... there's no hiding your true identity. or your boob job.

Kim said...

That's some yummy stuff, Kat. I couldn't help making it as soon as I read your post yesterday, even though it meant turning on the oven in the 100-degree weather.