Tuesday, February 9, 2010

napping, baking and granola making

There isn't much that's more glorious than a rainy day filled with all of the above.

Here is the fab granola recipe that I used. I stole it from Alton Brown.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cashews or pecans (I used chopped pecans)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

SO GOOOOD! The kids gobble it up over yogurt & I always need to make more than one batch.

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