Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nutty Granola

I love granola. Yumm... Yumm... Yumm... After I had Luke my Grandma Billie came to visit and she brought me some granola and I ate it every morning until it was gone. Then a couple months later she came again and brought some more and once again... I ate it every morning until it was gone. This is good granola people! Best part about it is it gets me to eat some oats! And don't worry if you are the type that needs to have fruit in the morning... just throw some berries on top and some milk and it is delicious! Or if you are the yogurt in the morning type... just sprinkle a little on top and you have a nice extra little crunch! Or just eat it as a snack whenever you want. Just eat it. Because it is good!

Nutty Granola 
6 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup slivered almonds, cashews, or pecans. (Or just mix a little of all three!)
1 cup butter-- 
**don't worry the butter is covering 6 cups of oats so each serving won't have any more than what you would spread on a piece of toast**
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Variations: sunflower seeds, flax seed, coconut, craisins/raisins.

1. Put the oatmeal, nuts, and coconut (optional) in a large mixing bowl. 
2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat melt the butter and brown sugar until the mixture is melted together. Pour over the oats and nuts until well coated. 
3. Pour evenly on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and stir the granola. Bake for another 12 minutes.
6. Let cool on the pan for 10-15 minutes.
7. Store in an airtight storage container after granola has completely cooled.

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