Thursday, April 17, 2008

Amy Made Me Do It

From the comments on my Kitchen Tour:

"One thing about your kitchen, though, is that it always smells great . . . cookies, granola, dinner, breakfast!! what a kitchen!!!!"

While the above is so not completely true,

Days, in fact, go by when nothing happens in my kitchen beyond peanut butter sandwiches and pasta with butter.

it did remind me that I have come up with a granola recipe that I really like!

Must. Make. Granola.

There, see that! I did it! So Yummy!

Ack! It makes the house smell so good that the Ducklings have discovered it!

Oh, well, of course I made it for them... right? Ahem.

So, for your enjoyment, the easiest, tastiest granola recipe I could come up with:

Granola on the Southern Oregon Coast

Preheat oven to 325*
Grease a cookie sheet
3 C. Oats
1 C. Whole Wheat Flour

In a microwave safe dish,
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
2 t. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Salt
1/4 t. Nutmeg
1/4 t. Ginger
2 T Butter
1 T Vanilla
1/4 C. Honey

Warm these ingredients until the butter has melted and you can stir it all together.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.

Spread on the greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 325* for about 20 minutes.

Granola will become crunchy as it cools.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 1 Quart.

Beware marauding Ducklings!


  1. I have all the ingredients to make this, so am going to make some up and try it as cold cereal. Sounds good.
    Auntie M

  2. Fun!
    I really like it as cereal or as a snack.

    The fact that you have all of the ingredients reflects the way I came up with the recipe! =) Most of the "fancier" recipes called for things I don't usually have on hand.

    This is very yummy, and SIMPLE.

  3. It is wonderful granola . . . i just got all my ingredients to make it tomorrow - needed just a few. yummy!!!

  4. Yeah! It looks like a great recipe and we'll give it a whirl. Do you think it would also make a good topping on muffins - you know, sprinkle it on before cooking them? Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Tami ~
    It bakes up very crunchy. I'm not sure how it would be on muffins.
    I do really like it with yogurt, though!

    Oh, maybe I'll have to make yogurt now! =)

  6. Kricket and I had an infilling of late night creativity and whipped up some of your granola - it's still cooking at 10:54pm. The wet ingredients are MARVELOUS for finger dipping!! Ginger in the recipe surprised me - it's proven the perfect commplement, but I rarely think of it in baked goods. Popped back on your blog and just noticed how WONDERFUL your granola photo is. Any guesses as to what we'll be eating in the morning? Thanks, again, for sharing! Oh, and thank you to AMY, as well!

  7. WE make our granola in the crock pot because otherwise I forget and burn it but have used a similar recipe in the past.

  8. Now I want to make granola too!


  9. I just found this post this morning and I am now making this. It smells so good so far, I can't wait to try it when it's done cooling!

    I waste so much money buying granola each week. This will save me money and I will know it's healthy! Thanks!

  10. Up early early making 4 batches (at least) of granola - Some for breakfast and enough for three large canning jars full to give as appreciation gifts for three different families who are hosting our Munchkins while Mark and I sneak away for three days to celebrate (albeit, very delayed) our anniversary!

  11. Saturday is "Bake My Day!" on Wintercreek, and your granola's included on my list of goodies. STILL LOVIN' IT!!!

  12. Making granola again tonight! Do you get tired of me popping over and saying so?!