Monday, September 12, 2011

Going, going...granola!

a little bit of goodness
 So let's make granola ~ be as creative with your ingredients as you'd like! After all there's no bad granola. Here's what I put in mine today:

6 cups Oats
1 1/2 cups Walnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds (raw)
3 cups Bran (and/or Wheat) Flakes
Mix in a large bowl then start your syrup coating in another bowl.

Syrup Coating:
3/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Honey
1/2 cup Butter (melted)
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
Add to your dry mixture and coat well - pop in your oven at 250degrees for 1 hr. Stir granola every 20 min or so for an even crunch and to prevent burning. 

Delicious alternatives: Shredded Wheat, Rice Crisps, Pecans, Cashews, Almonds, Raisins, Dried Cherries - Blueberries - Strawberries - Bananas - Dates - Apricots & Apples, Coconut, Wheat Germ, Flax Seed and Mini Marshmallows for the kid in you :)

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Keeping that breakfast cupboard stocked is an on-going process...here's another pancake/waffle mix recipe that fills up that large piece of Tupperware I never thought I'd use!

10 cups Flour                                    1/4 cup Sugar
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour                5 tablespoons Baking Powder
2 cups Oats                                       1 tablespoon Salt
3 cups Cornflakes (crushed)
Mix well - store airtight and when ready to make pancakes...add 1 cup of Milk, 1 Egg and 1 tablespoon of Oil to every cup of Mix.