Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WW - Granola and Birthday

Today is a special day.  It's my big brother's birthday.  Happy birthday Gil!! xoxo
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We celebrated last Saturday by going out to a nice restaurant.  One of my gifts was homemade granola.  Even though he has no problem with his weight (lucky guy!!), I decided to make this WW granola again!
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Granola is so easy to make - and so much cheaper than buying it in the store!! And so yummy too!
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Bought a nice big container - and filled it up with the yummy granola.  Gues my brother enjoyed... he asked me for the recipe!! :)
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I had saved the recipe on food.com. Made a few changes - never make it the same way - depending on my mood! 
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WW Down To Earth Granola

4 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup sliced almonds  (didn't use this time)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup honey (used maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups raisins or 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (I used dried blueberries this time)

In a bowl, mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a sauce pan, warm the oil and honey. Whisk or stir in the vanilla. Carefully pour liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with wooden spoon, finish mixing by hand.
Preheat oven to 300°F Spread granola in a 15x10x1? pan. Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes.
Transfer granola-filled pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
Stir in raisins or dried cranberries. Seal granola in an air-tight container or self sealing plastic bags.
Store at room temperature for 1 week or the freezer for 3 months.

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6 comments:

babe said...

looks good, copied your recipe :)

Laura Keller said...

Mmm just made some granola the other night - it's such a great homemade treat! Sounds like a great recipe, thanks for sharing!

pat said...

Oh, that sounds delicious with the blueberries!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nessa said...

Oh that looks soooooo delicious!! I love the dried blueberry idea, I am totally going to try that!!

Maria said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Do you use it on yogurt? I'm always trying to come up with new ideas for using granola . . .

Angela2932 said...

Wow! Even the bowls and mats underneath them are pretty! Looks like another winning recipe!