Tuesday, February 10, 2009

All Day Granola

Most mornings I eat a breakfast of vanilla yogurt (Stoneyfield Farms is my absolute favorite) with flax seed grain and fresh fruit: raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. If the market fruit is not satisfactory then I will use frozen blueberries. This along with a cold glass of orange juice will get me through my busy morning of homeschooling until lunchtime.

For several months, truly it has been that long, I have had hankerings for some homemade granola. I just simply have not taken the time to make a batch. Oh..... am I ever glad I took the time this morning right before I started on Charlotte's reading lesson. She pulled up her trusty stool and we proceeded to make my dreams come true right then and there. I am calling this
All Day Granola because you will eat it all day.....it is delicious! You might want to make two batches.....

All Day Granola

2 cups of oatmeal, whole grain milled
3/4 cups of broken pecans halves
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/3 cup brown sugar

Mix all ingredients and add:
!/2 stick melted butter
2 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake for 15 minutes, stirring every five.
Add 1/2 cup of dried cherries and 1/2 cup of dried blueberries ( you may just add one if preferred).
Bake another15-20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes. Cool.

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