Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We’re on our second snow day here at the House.  While we probably won’t have a white Christmas, we are enjoying this brief glimpse at a Currier and Ives holiday.

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(Photos by DD#2; mom did not care to venture out in 18* degree weather.)

When I pulled myself away from a Rosemunde Pilcher novel I’ve read about 3 times before, I went to the kitchen to stir up this granola.

It’s crunchy and nutty and not too sweet.

Add other stuff you like—dried fruit, for example—or take stuff away; flexibility is this mixture’s middle name.

Except it doesn’t have a last name. Whatever,



4 c. old-fashioned oats

1 c. coconut

3 c.  mixture walnuts, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, and/or sunflower seeds

1/2 tsp each cinnamon and salt

1/2 cup oil

1/3 cup honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together dry ingredients in a large baking pan.  <Mix the wet ingredients, and pour over dry.  Stir to mix.  Bake at 325*  for 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so.  Cool, stirring frequently.

My novel is calling.  This blog post took sooo much effort, you know.

Be blessed,


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  1. Ginger, granola is one of my favorite things and your recipe looks great. By the way, I should have asked Santa for a skinny body too :)


  2. Your granola sounds great! I've been looking for a simple recipe and I think yours is the winner :) Can you use quick oats or only old fashioned?