Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Homemade Granola

One of my favorite things to make is homemade granola.  It is sooo easy and yummy.  I thought I would share my recipe.  

 Mix together 4 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups almonds, 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, 1 cup ground flax seed, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 3/4 tsp ground allspice.  In a separate bowl mix 4 tbsp molasses, 4 tbsp canola oil, 3 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp apple juice, 5 tsp pure vanilla extract.   Drizzle over the dry mixture.  Stir to coat mixture evenly.   Bake 300 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

When completely cooled stir in 2 cups of dried cherries.  I like to store mine in a glass jar.

Enjoy this granola  as a cold cereal or as a topping for fruits salad, yogurt, or fruit parfaits.

*  Makes a wonderful hostess gift. 

All you need is a vintage jar, tie it up with  a beautiful ribbon and a homemade tag and you are ready for the party!   


Monday, August 9, 2010

Be Inspired

We all have different styles that make us swoon....mine just happens to be anything White, Old, Chippy or French.