homemade granola

granola

My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Elder, instagrammed a picture the other day of some granola she was making that could make your mouth water!

I had to have the recipe- & share it with all of you!

4 cups old-fashioned oats

1 ½ cups sliced almonds (slivered)

½ cup packed light brown sugar

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ cup vegetable oil

¼ cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ cups raisins (Craisins are good too!)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.  In a saucepan, warm the oil and honey. Stir in vanilla. Pour liquid over oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon.

Then spread granola in a baking pan or cookie sheet.  Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Stir in raisins. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 wk or freeze for 3 months.

photo 2After class today, I decided it was time to give her granola a whirl! I changed the recipe up a little bit, simply because I wanted a smaller portion, and I wanted it immediately… story of my life.

I used:

2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill 5 grain cereal

1/2 c of lightly salted almonds I chopped myself

1/4 c dark brown sugar

dashes of both salt & cinnamon

1/8 c vegetable oil

1/8 c honey (+ a drizzle because I adore honey)

a few drops of vanilla

1/2 c raisins

photo 1give this mix a try then eat with milk, on top of yogurt, on a sweet potato, or all alone!

It tastes fabulous and will have your home smelling amazing.

 

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“gimme some lovin”

I stumbled upon the cutest little corner of the world wide web tonight, check it out here! I fell in love with her title “Gimme Some Oven”!

I recreated her No Bake Energy Balls for a before dinner, during cooking, and after dinner snack 😉

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I adapted her recipe just slightly & the result is simply DIVINE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup biscoff spread
  • 1/2 cup crumbled honey nut cheerios
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon

Stir all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour {the longer the better}. Once chilled, with cheeks stuffed full, roll into balls. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week!

But trust me they won’t last that long!

Mine were not this pretty~ but just as delicious!

Mine were not this pretty~ but just as delicious!