More breakfast

January 14, 2008

I can’t believe I didn’t post this!

I love granola. My teeth don’t.

I used to make my own because the granola I liked to buy had clusters. My teeth are falling apart. Clusters weren’t a good thing.

As I mentioned in my last post, I got my hands on some gluten-free oats. I had a few servings left in my last bag of Bakery on Main granola, so I decided to make some.

Happy, happy day.

I can’t do the clusters – I am afraid I’ll break another tooth. If you like clusters, add 6 tbsp of honey to the mix.

Nutty Fruity Granola

3 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1/2 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried apples, crushed into small pieces
1/4 cup butter
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

Combine the oats and seeds in a large bowl. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the cinnamon and vanilla.

Pour the butter mixture over the oats and seeds; toss to coat. Spread on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Add the raisins, cherries and apples and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container.

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Lynn Barry February 12, 2008 at 8:06 am

I overdid it with the oatmeal, so I can related…I had so much oatmeal in me I got a rash…ugh…so I slowed down but it is nice to have another ingredient to use…HUGS

Sally Parrott Ashbrook February 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm

“My teeth are falling apart” is a pretty scary statement!

Sheri February 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

Lynn, I have been trying to take it easy on the oatmeal – but it hasn’t been easy!

Sally, I have more filling in my mouth than teeth. Sad, but a true statement.

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