January 28, 2010

Granola

granola

I'm a notorious granola snacker. When we have some made, it doesn't last too long.

This defies why I wanted some made in the first place. I'd like to get a bit trimmer for the summer season, so I thought I'd start eating a lighter breakfast, yogurt and granola. Of course, snacking counteracts this.

But something as delicious and pretty as this, it's a bit hard not to grab a handful.

granola diptych

You can add different variety and proportions of nuts, seeds and fruits to your granola. The recipe below is what we made this time around.

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Granola
recipe by my husband, official granola maker in our home

1 cup almond slivers
1 cup pecans
1/3 cup sesame seeds

roast above for 7 minutes at 375, take out and let cool a bit

1/3 cup butter melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup splenda (or white sugar if you prefer)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix above in a big bowl

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

Mix oats, seeds and nuts into butter/syrup mixture, stir well, roast at 300F for 25 minutes stirring once at 12 minutes.

Take out and mix in:

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Cool

Eat

Store in a sealed container.

3 comments:

A Canadian Foodie said...

Butter! This would have to be delicious! Great photos, too. Suggestion: either do another blog aligned with this one, or, add the photography process to your food write up. You are clearly putting a lot of thought into the work, and I would be interested in what you are doing and I know I could learn from it - and so will others.
The pics are a huge part of the allure.
Great work
... but, I will stick with my granola recipe. It is healthier. However, yours probably tastes better! YUM!

Chelsey said...

I second the motion on a photo tutorial. Love your pictures!!! I can see there is a lot of natural talent blended with some serius camera skills. What can I say your pics simply amazing!

Maki said...

Thanks ladies :)

I have just added some info to my Photography Tab, with a link to some great tutorials from a fellow blogger at the bottom.

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