The rain seems to have settled in our area along with cooler temperatures. I am actually loving this. Our normal spring may be warmer and drier. I just love it when rain nourishes my garden. In the meantime, I am taking on indoor activities.
I made this Homemade Granola for my family. It is filled with nourishing ingredients that are not only good for you, but also delicious.
This morning I gave some to Dearest over Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt. He liked it! I plan to make this an alternative to some of the more heavier breakfast dishes he normally likes.
After I took this sampling to him in his office upstairs I noted the house was filled with the aroma of the cinnamon and dried fruit – a warm comforting fragrance.
To round out this breakfast you could add fresh oranges and a warm cup of Green Tea. A marvelous way to begin the day.
- 1 lb. less one cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup flax seed
- 3/4 cup green pumpkin seed
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup demerara sugar
- 5 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 oz. package dried cranberries
- 5 oz. package dried blueberries
- 5 oz. raisins
Set oven to 350 degrees
Combine oats, flax seed, demerara sugar, pumpkin seeds, almonds, in a large bowl. In a small saucepan combine the butter, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Cook until butter is melted. Combine the two mixtures and spread onto two large baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Allow to cool. Add dry fruit and store in air-tight container.
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