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.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line three large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.
- 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.
- 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. 🙂