Thursday, July 9, 2009

Homemade Granola



Recently, Big AL and I celebrated our 27th anniversary, and we stayed overnight at a quaint little Bed and Breakfast in Cape Girardeau, Mo., The Rosebed Inn. (This was our fourth visit!)

Here's a shot of the gorgeous room!



We continue to return because we are treated like ROYALTY in beautiful surroundings.

A delicious full gourmet breakfast was served, but the first course included a very simple homemade yogurt with granola. (Pictured).

Now, I've never made my own yogurt, but this is my granola recipe (from Alton Brown) that is delicious served atop a creamy yogurt, and served in an elegant dish, makes even an ordinary breakfast seem extraordinary.

You will need:
Ingredients
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins


Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

Pamper yourself with this simple recipe.

14 comments:

  1. Dang, Sherri. I could use some of that in my yogurt this morning. And I'm out of eggs... It's going to be a loooong time til lunch. (sigh)

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  2. It is delicious! I'm eating it as I type!

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  3. Hi Sherri,

    Happy 27th anniversary! I stopped by to tell you your name is on my blog today. Thank-you for being a blogger buddy.

    Laura

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  4. Gorgeous room!! I love the sound of your granola.. perfectly paired with the yogurt!

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  5. That sounds awesome (love Alton Bronw!)...and the room....ahhhh, I could use that right about now :)

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  6. My husband and I love B&B's.. this room looks lovely! And waking up to fresh granola.. yumm!!

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  7. Get out! 27 years??? Seriously. But, but... you look so dang young!!!

    Happy anniversary, belated. I just love B&Bs. Especially if they happen to have a bit of haunted history!

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  8. Mary- funny you would mention
    haunted B & Bs, because the owners say this one is
    "haunted" by a friendly ghost! Supposedly guests have reported different sightings.

    I don't believe in ghosts, so I just smiled and nodded politely as they told their story, which was VERY interesting...to say the least!

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  9. Hi Sherri,

    I got your message. Of course you can link/or use it to compare for your cheater version! You don't even need to ask, you're always welcome too do things like this.

    Laura

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  10. Congrats on the anniversary! ... sorry it's belated.... I was out of commission when this was posted... I'm catching up.... great anniversary get-away.... and the granola sounds wonderful!

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  11. Granola Getaways recipes will usually cost you less and be healthier than prepackaged granolas available from grocery and health food stores.

    Homemade Granola

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  12. Oh, how I love granola! I wonder if I've got everything on hand to make some now...

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