Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cooking Corner

Anyone that knows me very well, knows that I really don't like to cook much at all. Not that I can't cook---more that I don't enjoy it very much. Valine always says, "You sew for me and I'll cook for you!" (pretty good deal if you ask me) Actually, I really like to bake, but that's a dangerous thing to do when you live alone, so I rarely do. This morning, however, I ran out of granola. Since I'd do almost anything to not have to go to the store on a Sunday afternoon, I pulled out my granola recipe and made my own. My sister-in-law gave me the recipe a couple of years ago and it is so good and so easy!
It looks so yummy!! I had to sneak a little bite before I put it in the container. Can't wait until breakfast tomorrow!
Here's the recipe:

Granola
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. water
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup Canola oil
5 cups oats (any kind of oats are o.k.-quick, rolled and cheap!)
1 cup nuts or flax seed (I use sliced almonds, usually)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a large baking pan. Combine brown sugar, water, honey and oil over medium heat until it bubbles. Remove from heat and pour over the oats, stirring to mix well. Add nuts. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and stir if you like it to be bite-size. If you like it chunky, let it cool first. Stir in raisins, if desired. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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M.Kate said...

wow..looks yummy for sure :P

Rosebud Collection said...

This sounds wonderful..Have to write the recipe down..Thank you for sharing..One of my favorites..

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Lin,
This is amazing EZ!

I was wondering what is "canola oil" in Swedish but I googled it, of course! I have all the ingredients, so the only prob is to: START BAKING! §:-))

You mean, the raisins are just a sorta toppings?

I'll let you know my outcome.

Cheers for the day, dear! TY for sharing...xoxo

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