Boogerville and Granola…

Welcome to boogerville, just be glad that you can join us with a computer screen and miles and miles of road between us.  We have been taken hostage by the booger moster!  It has been almost 4 weeks of runny noses, coughs, sore throats and fevers here.  This one is a stubborn one.  Keeps resurfacing even with the soups, juices, remedies and boogie wipes.  Hopefully this will be the last week of it. 😦  In the meantime, we have been cooking and planning for our piggies in the spring! 🙂

The little-uns have fallen in love with Granola and since we are house bound (I won’t be the one to spread this bug, it’s nasty) and needed and activity, I decided to whip up a little granola.  Normally we buy it, but from now on, I will be making it! We call these baby steps. So easy and a great way to make use of all of the Christmas baking leftovers.  I modified this recipe from All recipes.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups raisins or sweetened dried cranberries and dried blueberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line three large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the oats, flax, almonds, cashews, walnuts and berries in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, peanut butter, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Cool,store in an airtight container.

I used the recipe as more of a guide….so go ahead, make some granola.  It’s super yummy!!!  But, beware….it is a bit of a nightmare to get out of a long shag rug…just saying. 🙂

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