Even though I have been doing lots and lots of sewing, I can’t really show anything now because all my projects are gifts. But, I’m taking lots of pictures so I can show off a little after Christmas. Meanwhile, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes.
My Great Aunt Katie made the most fabulous granola. I stayed with my sister once for a couple of nights (who lived at Aunt Katie’s house) while she was attending college. For breakfast, Aunt Katie served granola and fruit. I had never had anything like it, but I LOVED it. The only comparable granola I have ever had since, was in a little French bistro in New York. I had granola served with yogurt, a chocolate croissant, and steamed hot chocolate. YUM!
So now, when I feel like spoiling myself (and my family), I make a big batch of homemade granola.
GREAT AUNT KATIE’S GRANOLA
10c Oats 1/2 c Molasses
1c Wheat Germ 1c Honey
1/2 lb Coconut 1 1/2 t Salt
2c Raw Sunflower Seeds 2t Cinnamon
1c Sesame Seeds 3t Vanilla
3c Almonds (whole, slivered, sliced…)
1 1/2c Brown Sugar
1 1/2c Water
1 1/2c Vegetable Oil
Dried fruit (optional) I like to add fresh fruit to mine right before eating.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients. Mix very well (otherwise you might get spots of strong molasses in a bite of your granola). Spread on jelly roll pan. Cook 20-30 minutes. If you like it a little more crunchy, cook an additional 15 minutes.
I like to eat mine with milk and fresh berries mixed in. My husband eats his with yogurt. My daughter eats hers plain . Anyway you like it, it’s super yummy.