Sunday, March 18, 2012

Home Made Granola

First I'd like to thank my new followers!  I've had so much fun with this blog!!
I try to post several times a week but this last week
got away from me.


I found this recipe a few years ago and just love it.  
It's from Real Simple magazine.
(makes 6 cups)

4 cups oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit (such as cranberries, to be added after cooking)

--cook at 350 F for 30 minutes, tossing once at 15 minutes
I tweak this just a bit.  I usually double up on the pumpkin seeds and coconut.  I don't add the salt either.  I love eating this as a snack, warmed up like oatmeal or on yogurt.


Blueberries, greek yogurt and my granola - yum!
I hope you all are having a great weekend.
It's windy here and we are
expecting another snow storm.
I'm hoping for
a
snowday!!!

Peace,
Kay


13 comments:

sandee said...

yum, that looks good!! Course I'd be doubling up on the cranberries...lol waving hi from the sunny hills of North Carolina :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kay, this looks so tasty. I've never heard of canola oil so I would have to substitute for one of the many vegetable oils we can buy in our supermarkets. We have had wall-to-wall sunshine today even though there was a light frost on the lawn early this morning - it soon melted away to nothing. Waving hello from sunny Scotland :)

May said...

This sounds yummy, Like Elizabeth I have not heard of canola oil! but I am sure I will find substitute!! Weather not bad at the moment in sunny East Sussex, Waving hello from sunny England:) Hugs May x x x

Di said...

Oh yes, that sounds delicious and one to play with Kay! Sunny here again today - whoop, whoop :)) Love, Di xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Snow? We are so into Spring here. Everything is in bloom and allergies are raging! We have had lots of rain and the mowing season has begun with a vengence! Good luck with your snow day!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

Drats, didn't get the snow day that I was hoping for..... My lilac bushes are budding out. I hope we don't get a deep freeze.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

Drats, didn't get the snow day that I was hoping for..... My lilac bushes are budding out. I hope we don't get a deep freeze.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,
I love the cranberries too. I'm bad about not measuring things so probably end up with extras of those too. I just love all the textures.

Hugs,
Kay

505whimsygirl said...

I can't wait for wall-to-wall sunshine! The wind was so bad and kicking up all kind of debris that I couldn't see across the street! Didn't get enough snow to close the Lab, darn it. The end of the week is supposed to beautiful here.

I'm sure you could use any other kind of vegetable oil. Canola oil is light in color so maybe look for something else that's light?

Hugs,
Kay

505whimsygirl said...

Hi May and Di,
Do you guys get notified that I leave a reply on your comment? Just curious.

Canola oil is very light in color so any vegetable oil that is light would probably work perfectly.

Snow flurries here but not enough to call a snow day.... It's supposed to be nice and sunny by the end of the week.

Hugs,
Kay

505whimsygirl said...

Hi May and Di,
Do you guys get notified that I leave a reply on your comment? Just curious.

Canola oil is very light in color so any vegetable oil that is light would probably work perfectly.

Snow flurries here but not enough to call a snow day.... It's supposed to be nice and sunny by the end of the week.

Hugs,
Kay

505whimsygirl said...

Hi May and Di,
Do you guys get notified that I leave a reply on your comment? Just curious.

Canola oil is very light in color so any vegetable oil that is light would probably work perfectly.

Snow flurries here but not enough to call a snow day.... It's supposed to be nice and sunny by the end of the week.

Hugs,
Kay

Karen said...

Kay this looks yummy, I love all the different textures in the recipe :) Luv Karen xxx