I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hot or Cold Good Stuff Granola

You can eat this granola in chunks for a snack, crumbled on top of your yogurt or ice cream or even use it as a great hot cereal. Check it out.

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup ground flax
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

In a large bowl mix first 4 ingredients together, set aside.

In a saucepan mix brown sugar, honey and oil together and heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over the dry stuff and mix together. Cutting through with 2 spoons works well.  
Spread out on a large parchment lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and salt.
Press down with back of spoon.
Bake in a 250 F oven for 40-45 minutes.
Some of it will come out in chunks.  Good to pack for snacks. While the rest will be loose.  Just store it in a cookie tin or jar until ready to use.

For one serving of hot cereal just take 3/4 cup water and bring it to a boil. Stir in 1/3 cup of granola and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed.  Top it with dried cranberries, cacao nibs, raisins, coconut....just about anything your heart desires. And a little milk or cream doesn't hurt either.
And here it is with some coconut yogurt and cried cranberries.

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